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In this April 2015 file photo, protesters chant slogans as they march in Boston. New laws taking effect on Jan. 1, 2016, will raise the minimum wage in several states, including Massachusetts. (Steven Senne/AP)
In this April 2015 file photo, protesters chant slogans as they march in Boston. New laws taking effect on Jan. 1, 2016, will raise the minimum wage in several states, including Massachusetts. (Steven Senne/AP)
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Tens of thousands of Massachusetts workers are getting a raise this week, thanks to a jump in the state's minimum wage: from $11 an hour to $12.

Over the next four years, the minimum wage will rise all the way to $15 an hour, which is considered a big victory for workers and labor advocates. But some employers — including small business owners — worry that they can't afford to pay these higher wages.

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Christopher Carlozzi, the Massachusetts State Director of the National Federation of Independent Business, a small business association representing more than 5,000 businesses statewide.

This segment aired on January 3, 2019.

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