Boston Business Journal: Ballot boxing: How businesses are gearing up for 2018 ballot clashes

By Greg Ryan
Boston Business Journal, Sept 21, 2017

...  Raise Up’s leaders say they're open to a legislative compromise on minimum wage and paid leave. They hold a major trump card, though: If those leaders don’t like a counterproposal from the business community, they can simply walk away knowing they can ask voters to OK their ideas. Business leaders acknowledge that all three measures are likely to carry high support among Massachusetts residents, at least at the moment.

...For its part, Raise Up thinks it can successfully argue to the masses that their proposals won’t hurt businesses. For starters, not all businesses oppose their policies. The progressive group Alliance for Business Leadership is a supporter, as are more than 200 business owners that have signed a petition in favor of a $15 minimum wage. ...

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