WWLP -22News: Business owners divided on minimum wage increase

By Elisha Machado
WWLP -22News, Dec. 15, 2017

BOSTON (WWLP)—A ballot question that would gradually raise the minimum wage to $15 dollars per hour by 2022 is still in the running for a spot on the 2018 ballot. ...

Massachusetts minimum wage workers currently make $11 per hour. But you could get a chance to decide whether to increase the state’s minimum wage on the 2018 ballot. It’s a proposal supported by more than 200 Massachusetts business owners with the organization “Business for a Fair Minimum Wage,” including Michael Kanter, owner of Cambirdge Naturals. He raised his company’s starting wage to $15 per hour and said the move is good for both businesses and employees.

“Employees are happier. We’re able to retain our employees longer,” Kanter said. “They’re able to do better customer service and our sales have grown double digits since we’ve raised our starting wage to $15.” ...

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