Raising the minimum wage by $1 an hour could lower the suicide rate among people with a high school education or less by up to 6 percent, according to a new study.
Meeting the state minimum wage presents a problem for the Saints. Team officials say it would put them in violation of their league’s salary caps and subject the team to expulsion from the American Association.
A $15 hourly minimum wage for St. Paul is almost certain to pass, based on the Council and mayor’s position. But we don’t yet know the specifics or how fast it’s going to happen.
As St. Paul prepares to create its own minimum wage, the City Council wants to know: What are the impacts of a higher wage for those now getting public assistance?
If tipping is connected to all the social ills that opponents of a tip credit say it is, why aren’t they trying to get rid of it?
St. Paul has the region’s highest percentage of people living in poverty, at 40.8 percent.
Given the political pressure and the composition of its city council, it’s hard to see St. Paul passing a minimum wage that includes a tip credit.
At issue is whether to block the minimum wage ordinance before it starts its six-year phase-in Jan. 1.
Minneapolis workers have made gains because working people across our state and nation are demanding dignity and respect on the job.
It turns out that the substance of the ordinance has been decided for weeks, if not months.
At the heart of the fight in Minneapolis over the “tip credit” is the question of how much tipped servers actually earn. It’s a question without any good answers.
Sixteen states already preempt local ordinances on paid leave, while three more, including Minnesota, have pay and preemption in play this year.
Restaurant owners are mobilizing to be heard on the minimum wage, especially around the most highly charged aspect of the issue: what to do about tipped workers.
Six months after Mayor Betsy Hodges made the agenda the focus of her state of the city address, the once-ambitious plan is now a lot less ambitious.
Rather than talking to politicians, we let their guests discuss what they heard from President Obama on Tuesday night.
From MNsure to the Senate office building, these stories played an outsized role in defining Minnesota state politics in 2014.
The same day workers across the country marched in support of higher pay, Frey said he is looking into raising the city’s minimum wage.
Indexing? Tip-credits? Youth wages? Everything you need to know about the increase in Minnesota’s minimum wage.
Everyone who works hard should be able to provide the basics for their family, without relying on government assistance to pay the rent and keep food on the table.
A recent report finds that minimum wage workers in Minnesota and throughout the country don’t earn enough to afford market rate rental housing.