CAMBRIDGE – Thursday, September 21, 2017 – The following is a statement from Jay Gonzalez, Democrat for Governor.
“Governor Baker appears to want to protect millionaires from paying their fair share through the millionaire’s tax, but won’t fight for working people who earn less than $15 per hour. We need a Governor who will stand up for working families across our state, not insiders, special interests and wealthy campaign donors.
I strongly support increasing the minimum wage to $15 per hour and eliminating the lower minimum wage for tipped workers. A fair and decent wage for everyone will have a real impact on the lives of working people, especially women and minorities across the Commonwealth. It will stabilize families and it will strengthen our communities.”