MELROSE REP URGES CONGRESS TO ACT ON INCOME INEQUALITY
By Matt Murphy
STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, FEB. 7, 2019.....State Rep. Paul Brodeur brought his experience working on a minimum wage hike on Beacon Hill to Capitol Hill on Thursday, telling members of a House committee that growing income inequality across the country "demands national intervention."
Rep. Paul Brodeur told U.S. House members that rising income inequality "demands a national intervention." [Photo: Committee livestream]
Brodeur, who last session co-chaired the Committee on Labor and Workforce Development, testified before the U.S. House Committee on Education and Labor about how Massachusetts policy leaders in 2018 coalesced behind a $15 minimum wage by 2023.
His input was invited by House Democrats who are eyeing legislation that would create a $15 an hour federal minimum wage by 2024. He testified as part of a panel alongside economists, a labor activist and fast food worker from Missouri, and a business owner from Iowa.
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