Springfield Republican/MassLive: Gov. Charlie Baker will sign minimum wage 'grand bargain'

By Shira Schoenberg
Springfield Republican/MassLive, June 27, 2018

BOSTON -- Gov. Charlie Baker plans to sign a bill on Thursday that will reshape Massachusetts' workplaces, raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour and instituting a paid family leave program. ...

Holly Sklar, CEO of Business for a Fair Minimum Wage, a group of businesses that advocated in favor of the minimum wage increase, called the boost to a $15 an hour wage a "win-win" for businesses. 

"Minimum wage increases will boost the consumer buying power that businesses depend on to thrive and create jobs," Sklar said in a statement. "And with wages workers can live on, businesses will see lower employee turnover, increased productivity and happier customers."

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