Join the Fight for Economic Justice in MA!
- Raise the Minimum Wage
- Guarantee Earned Sick-Time Leave
Newton Petition Launch
with Rep. Kay Khan and others
10 am, Saturday September 21st
458 Newtonville Avenue, Newtonville (MAP)
The minimum wage in Massachusetts has been stuck at $8 an hour since 2008, yet costs keep rising. Workers are long overdue for a raise! Families can’t afford basic necessities, and it’s an everyday struggle to put food on the table and keep a roof over their heads.
Also… For nearly 1 million workers in Massachusetts, staying home to care for themselves or a sick child could mean losing their job. Workers should be able to earn one hour of sick time for every 30 hours worked, up to at least 40 hours a year, so that they don’t have to risk losing their jobs to care for themselves or their families.
Progressive Newton, the local chapter of Progressive Massachusetts, is working with a coalition of organizations across the state to raise the minimum wage and to ensure that it keeps pace with the rising cost of living and to guarantee earned sick time leave.
Join Progressive Newton on 9/21! Help us collect signatures. We have just eight weeks to put these questions on the ballot across Massachusetts!
For more info: email ProgressiveNewton@gmail.com or find Progressive Newton on Facebook. You can download a description of the two bills HERE.