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letters | state eyes increase in minimum wage

We’re asking too much of some jobs

In her June 18 op-ed column “What a wage is worth,” Renée Loth writes, “As it is now, people working full time at minimum wage jobs in Massachusetts earn just over $16,000 a year — well below the federal poverty threshold for a family of three.”

Since when is minimum wage supposed to support a family of three?

Deirdre B. Williams

South Berwick, Maine

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