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They’re trying to see how little they can get away with paying. They squeeze people until they can’t take it anymore. — Sirad Zahra, Yoga Instructor, Roxbury
If they increase the minimum wage, it would cut into employers’ profits. That goes against capitalism. Most workers are non-union, so they can’t fight for a higher wage. — Nino Brown, Teacher, Boston
I would guess it’s just one piece of the systemic marginalization of workers and disempowerment of working Americans in order to consolidate wealth. — Liza Behrendt, Organizer, Jamaica Plain
Because none of the employers have any interest in raising it if they don’t have to. It will require the efforts of the employees to make that happen, but they risk losing their jobs if they organize. — Karen Rossow, Administrative Assistant, Princeton
Companies keep their dollars so they can put it in the CEO’s pocket. — Jerold Jones, City Employee, Dorchester
I think it’s because the economy is not focusing on the working people on a day to day basis. Rent is high, wages are low. It almost seems like it’s planned. — Eric Bell, Utility Worker, Boston
Why do you think the minimum wage is so low?