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Anything You Can Do We Can Do Better! Amherst Discusses Raising Town Minimum Wage to $15

Published:  March 18, 2014

While Massachusetts has been working on a bill to raise the state minimum wage to $11 an hour gradually over the next three years, Amherst is considering implementing a town minimum wage of $15 an hour. Tomorrow, March 19, 2014, there will be a Town Meeting to discuss whether to support raising the town minimum wage to $15 an hour. Even if the town decides to support this increase, it will still need to go through the Senate and House of Representatives. Even if the proposal gets the necessary support it will still need to ensure there are no contrary laws. Although this is not the first time a municipality has tried to set its own minimum wage, it is certainly a rare occurrence.