living wage http://wamc.org en Living Wage Campaign Expands In Western Massachusetts http://wamc.org/post/living-wage-campaign-expands-western-massachusetts <p>Massachusetts State Senate President Therese Murray last week raised the possibility of a debate in the legislature this year on raising the state’s minimum wage. Noting that both New York and Maine plan to raise their minimum wages, Murray said there is a growing gap between the $8 per hour minimum wage and a living wage in Massachusetts.&nbsp; WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Kitty Callaghan, a member of the Living Wage Western Massachusetts steering committee.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 16:50:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 62455 at http://wamc.org Living Wage Campaign Expands In Western Massachusetts A "Living Wage" Versus Minimum Wage http://wamc.org/post/living-wage-versus-minimum-wage <p><font size="2">There is debate currently in several states including Massachusetts, New York and Connecticut about raising the minimum wage. A group in one western Massachusetts city is pushing for what it calls a &ldquo;living wage&rdquo; WAMC&rsquo;s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.<br /> Mon, 16 Apr 2012 22:15:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 36927 at http://wamc.org A "Living Wage" Versus Minimum Wage