The bill would pose a Minnesota constitutional amendment question to establish a $10 minimum wage permanently attached to the rate of inflation.
Minnesota’s minimum wage hasn’t been adjusted in a very long time, and plenty of successful economies are operating very successfully with a much higher minimum wage.
At a time of growing income disparity and poverty levels headed toward 50 million Americans, advocates say it’s time to raise the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour. Opponents say it would be a ‘job killer,’ but polls show most Americans favor a hike.
Settling on the minimum wage; defending Obamacare; mayoral candidate interviews; and more.
California legislative leaders and Gov. Jerry Brown are set to raise the state’s minimum wage to $10 an hour, which would be the highest in the country. Critics say it could harm a recovering economy.
A business model that locks wages at the lowest scale is not a business of the future.
Representatives from about 50 organizations gathered in St. Paul to evaluate the legislative session and plan future action.
I sought Barbara Ehrenreich out to talk about poverty as Minnesota legislators voted to raise the state’s minimum wage.
With the DFL in control, most assumed a generous increase would happen quickly, but it’s been tough sledding, particularly in the Senate.
Minnesota hasn’t raised the rate since 2005 and an increase this legislative session is likely. But how much?