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Groups plans week of action on $15 minimum wage, paid leave

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BOSTON (AP) - A coalition of community organizations, religious groups, and labor unions has planned a weeklong series of events to demand paid leave legislation and a $15 minimum wage in Massachusetts.

Raise Up Massachusetts will join the Poor People's Campaign on the Statehouse steps Monday for a rally.

On Tuesday, coalition members will join restaurant workers and others who rely on tips at the Statehouse to call for an increase in the sub-minimum wage.

Coalition members will join retail and grocery workers at Downtown Crossing in Boston on Wednesday to oppose efforts to eliminate Sunday time-and-a-half pay.

On Thursday, coalition members will join teens at the Statehouse to rally for good-paying jobs that help teens support their families or save for college.

Coalition members will join signature collection events across the state Friday through Sunday.

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