Supporters of a proposed $15/hour minimum wage will be heading to Beacon Hill on Tuesday for a rally and hearing in support of that initiative.

Joe Dimauro, of the Coalition for Social Justice is organizing Southcoast volunteers for the rally.

He tells WBSM's Brian Thomas the bill is aimed at so called "big box" stores and, if approved, would allow workers to spend more which in turn will stimulate more economic activity.

"They're gonna take a check, they're going to be putting right back into the economy," said DiMauro "so when the minimum wage for big box companies, which is many many workers in the state, when that raises it's going to go back into the economy and create more jobs and more money circulation."

DiMauro also said that any price increases that may take place as a result of the wage increases will be minimal as a recent study focusing on McDonald's showed.

"They did a study that found the Number 6 on the McDonald's menu was raised by four cents if they did this, so I think that it's very affordable to do so," said DiMauro.

DiMauro also said the increase has proven to be effective in other cities including Seattle, New York, and San Francisco.

Buses heading to the rally will leave New Bedford at 8:30 a.m. and those interested in attending the rally are asked to call 508-443-1479.

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