Daily Free Press: Greater Boston community gathers in support of $15 minimum wage, paid leave

By Michelle Shvimer
Daily Free Press, March 21, 2018

Nearly 300 people gathered to spread a message to their legislators demanding job-protected paid leave and a $15 minimum wage at Boston’s St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral Tuesday night. ...

Raise Up MA members and supporters counteracted the idea that teenagers should be exempt from the rise in minimum wage during the meeting.

Michael Kanter, the co-founder of Cambridge Naturals, a retail health store, said he is against the idea of a lower minimum wage for teenagers.

“Many teenagers work to take care of their families, save up for college,” Kanter said. “It would be a perverse incentive to hire teenagers at a lower minimum wage than adults.” ...

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