Minimum Wage Increasing in the New Year

Millions of workers in 19 states will see an increase in their wages when the new year begins.

Massachusetts and Washington will have the highest minimum wage at $11 per hour.

Workers and labor advocates argue the increase will help low-income workers and boost the economy by giving some of them more money to spend.

However, businesses are opposed to the increase in wages, believing they will lead to higher prices and more automation.


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