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After Massachusetts and 12 other states took steps to increase their minimum wage, two major retailers – Wal-Mart and the TJX Cos. – have announced hikes in their floor wages. Wal-Mart, the nation's largest private employer, boosted its minimum wage to $9 and plans to increase that to $10 in 2016. Last week, Framingham-based TJX, the parent of clothing stories T.J. Maxx and Marshall's, that it will hike its floor wage to $9, then $10 in 2016 for U.S. store associates employed at least six months. In this week's Flash Poll, we're asking what you think of these actions. Please vote and comment.
What do you think of the move by major retailers Wal-Mart and TJX to raise their minimum pay levels to $9 an hour?
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