Protesters set to rally at the State House for higher wages

There will be a rally at the State House Tuesday for higher wages and better treatment of minimum wage employees.
There will be a rally at the State House Tuesday for higher wages and better treatment of minimum wage employees. –Jim Davis / The Boston Globe

Protesters will rally at the State House Tuesday for higher wages and more respect for workers. The rally, organized by the Raise Up and #wageaction coalitions, begins the same day the Massachusetts Legislature begins hearings on bills that could raise some wages to $15 an hour, mandate more fair scheduling and increase rights for workers.

The rally, is set to begin at 11:30 a.m. at the grand staircase in the State House. There will be a Legislative hearing at 1 p.m., and at 2:30 the protesters will rally at the State House steps “to march on a fast food employer TBA’’ according to the event’s web page.

The Facebook event shows that over 150 people are planning to attend the rally.

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