Livable Wage Rallies Set

There will be rallies to raise the minimum wage to a livable wage at the Massachusetts and Vermont statehouses, and in Nashua, New Hampshire. A livable wage is enough to pay for rent, health care, groceries, transportation, and other essentials.

The Boston rally is on March 26 at 10 a.m. at 140 Bowdoin Street, Boston. The Boston rally organizers have a web site: www.RaiseUpMA.org. People who need a ride from the Valley should contact Lena Entin. She works for www.n2nma.org and can be reached at lena@n2nma.org or by phone at (413) 210-4217.

Mark MacKenzie is president of www.NHaflcio.org. He told the Valley Post there will be a rally for a livable minimum wage on March 25 at 9:30 a.m. at 2 Court Street in Nashua. “This is an opportunity to raise the living standards for a whole lot of people,” he said.

Every May 1 for the past few years there have been rallies for justice at the Vermont statehouse, following a march from downtown Montpelier. These have been attended by 1,000 or more people. These events were organized by www.WorkersCenter.org. Director James Haslam told the Valley Post that “the livable wage will be a major focus of this year's rally.” The rally will start at noon, he said.

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