As of today, the minimum wage will increase by $1 to $9 an hour and then go up $1 per year until 2017, eventually reaching $11 an hour.
However, there is much more work to be done. While this increase is a step forward, our struggle for a real living wage continues. As the cost of living is on the rise and legislation is slowly enacted, we will continue to advocate in the streets, at the bargaining table and in our communities to win $15 and a union.
NOTE: if you are a minimum wage worker and do not receive this wage increase starting January 1st, 2015, please should call the Attorney General’s Fair Labor Hotline at 617-727-3465 and file a wage complaint form through the Attorney General’s website. And as always, join the #WageAction movement.