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Wage war: The fight to raise N.H.’s minimum wage to $15 an hour

  • David Holt of Somersworth holds up signs supporting a $15 minimum wage along Loudon Road in Concord on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff) Elizabeth Frantz—Monitor staff

  • Supporters of a $15 minimum wage, including Bailey Pischke (center) of Tilton and Genara Clay of Deering (right), hold signs along Loudon Road in Concord on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff) Elizabeth Frantz—Monitor staff



Monitor staff
Thursday, February 15, 2018

On the 15th of every month, supporters of a higher minimum wage have gathered in Concord to hold signs asking passing cars to honk in support.

The group often meets in front of the Wendy’s or McDonald’s on Loudon Road, but does not target those specific businesses. On Thursday, David Holt of Somersworth, a State Employees’ Association of New Hampshire staffer, was one of those standing on the sidewalk.

“The SEA supports a fair and living wage, and that’s what the fight for 15 is,” he said.

New Hampshire abides by the federal minimum wage law which is currently $7.25 per hour.