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An urgent call for higher wages 

3/6/2013 Categories: minimum wage sequestration

ON THE HOT SEAT

By Katie Johnston |  GLOBE STAFF     MARCH 03, 2013

Acting US Secretary of Labor Seth D. Harris has been talking to low-wage workers around the country about President Obama’s proposal to increase the minimum wage to $9 an hour from $7.25 by 2015 — a pay hike the White House estimates would give nearly 15 million people a raise. Katie Johnston of the Globe staff spoke with Harris after he met with workers at the Action for Boston Community Development food bank in Roxbury.

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Pushing for a minimum-wage hike 

3/1/2013 Categories: minimum wage

February 28, 2013

(NECN: Peter Howe, Boston) As acting U.S. Labor Secretary, Seth Harris spends a lot of time these days arguing for President Obama’s push to raise the U.S. minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $9, the first increase in the minimum wage since 2009, when a two-year phased-in increase brought it from $5.15 to $7.25.

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Minimum wage bump would help 234G Bay State workers 

3/1/2013 Categories: minimum wage sequestration

February 28, 2013
By Marie Szaniszlo / Boston Herald

If approved by Congress, President Obama’s proposal to raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $9 by the end of 2015 would benefit 234,000 Bay State workers, acting U.S. Labor Secretary Seth Harris said yesterday. 

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Labor Secretary Harris in Boston touting Obama minimum wage hike 

3/1/2013 Categories: minimum wage

Feb 28, 2013

Mary Moore, Reporter-Boston Business Journal

Acting Secretary of Labor Seth D. Harris is making the rounds in Boston today to drum up support for President Barack Obama’s minimum wage proposal.

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