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RAISE UP! efforts result in $15 minimum wage

On June 28th Governor Baker signed into law the $15 Minimum Wage Law and the Paid Family Medical Leave law that we worked so hard to get passed.The Minimum Wage law will help 840,000 lower wage earners share $2.75 BILLION in wage increases over the next 5 years. The Paid Family Medical Leave law will enable almost all workers in MA to get 20 weeks of paid time off for serious illness or injury to themselves and up to 12 weeks to care for a family member with such illness or injury who needs their care. It also covers maternity, paternity, and military leave. All of this was possible because of the work done by Raise Up Massachusetts Coalition. SCC has been part of this effort since the beginning. Now the coalition will start discussing what is our next state-wide campaign, so next year we can mobilize to bring economic justice to the people who need it most.

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Members of the community in Somerville, MA come together for an illuminated walk to bring attention to gentrification and housing affordability in East Somerville. Produced in collaboration with the Somerville Community Corporation and Mister Francis. Written, directed, and edited by Andrew Eldridge. Produced by Elizabeth Eldridge, Andrew Eldridge.

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Somerville sits on the original homelands of the Massachusett, Wampanoag, Naumkeag, and Nipmuc tribal nations. We acknowledge the painful history of genocide and forced removal from this territory, and we honor and respect the many diverse Indigenous peoples still connected to this land on which we live and work.

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