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Around the Arts, October 15
Rise and shine
Ben Affleck condemns Harvey Weinstein - then apologizes for groping an actress on MTV
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Commentary: When it comes to harassing the media, Trump is no Nixon
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September 25, 2017
Target raises minimum hourly wage to $11, pledges $15 by end of 2020
CHICAGO - Target Corp said on Monday, Sept. 25, it would increase its minimum hourly wage this year by a dollar to $11, vowing to raise this...
September 25, 2017 - 8:51am
September 4, 2017
Fast-food workers strike in St. Paul for $15 minimum wage
ST. PAUL — About 200 fast-food workers and community allies rallied for a strike Monday morning, Sept. 4, to push for a $15 minimum wage. "Hold the burgers, hold the fries, make our wages super sized," attendees chanted, according to Stephanie Gasca, one of the event organizers....
September 4, 2017 - 7:58pm
August 18, 2017
Capitol Chatter: Minimum wage automatically heads up
ST. PAUL — Minnesota's minimum wage workers will receive a 15-cent-per-hour bump on Jan. 1. The state Department of Labor and Industry...
August 18, 2017 - 2:15pm
July 14, 2017
Stretched thin: Renting two-bedroom units requires $16.73 an hour for 40-hour week in Grand Forks
GRAND FORKS — There was a point in Pam Whaley's life when she didn't have to worry about where she lived. Then her husband lost his job...
July 14, 2017 - 8:10pm
June 30, 2017
Minneapolis approves gradual rise in minimum wage to $15 an hour
The Minneapolis city council approved a measure on Friday requiring large companies to pay workers least at $15 an hour by 2022, a 58 percent...
June 30, 2017 - 1:22pm
March 2, 2017
GOP tries to stop Minnesota cities from mandating minimum wage hikes, sick leave
ST. PAUL—Rod Adams, an advocate with Neighborhoods Organizing for Change, doesn't mince words when it comes to the so-called Uniform Labor...
March 2, 2017 - 10:43pm
July 25, 2016
Higher minimum wage, new laws begin August 1 in Minnesota
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's minimum wage rises August 1 and several new laws will hit the books. The state's large employers must pay at least $9.50...
July 25, 2016 - 8:29pm
March 24, 2015
House passes minimum-wage curb on workers who earn tips
ST. PAUL - The Minnesota House passed a bill Monday night that would allow employers to pay a lower wage to workers who make more than $4 per hour in tips. The bill, which passed 78-55, represents an effort by the Republican-controlled House to blunt the minimum-wage increases...
March 24, 2015 - 11:45am
December 30, 2014
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Starter jobs should not pay $15 an hour
Minimum wage increases sound like a grand idea so long you don't consider the cost. What would happened if the minimum wage was raised to $15 an hour? Consider a hamburger shop such as a McDonald's. • They could double the price, their $5 hamburger would go for $10. •...
December 30, 2014 - 11:11pm
September 17, 2014
Jim Hightower: That gosh darn minimum wage
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell wanted to share his long-repressed feelings about a traumatic event. “It was,” the Kentucky Republican confided, grim-faced, “the worst day of my political life.” Was he talking about the 9/11 terrorist attacks on America?
September 17, 2014 - 11:50pm
July 14, 2014
Letter: Minimum wage increase is a win-win
Despite the claims that increasing the minimum wage would hurt the economy, the exact opposite is true for everyone, including businesses. Doing even the most basic math, there are 28 million people who would get a $3 per hour raise. That means $84 million per hour that will be returned...
July 14, 2014 - 11:12pm
May 6, 2014
Byron York: Wage increase, other demands killing business on federal bases
The fight over the minimum wage, which President Obama and Democrats hope to make a centerpiece of this year’s midterm elections, comes down to two simple arguments. Obama says low-income working Americans deserve a raise, while Republicans say raising the minimum wage would cost...
May 6, 2014 - 11:53pm
April 11, 2014
Minimum wage set to rise; Dayton expected to sign legislation after House passes bill
ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s minimum wage is about to rise. After the House passed 71-60 a higher minimum wage Thursday, it heads to Gov. Mark Dayton, who is expected to sign it into law. “I think this is a great trade off, minimum wage for a better life for a great many people...
April 11, 2014 - 12:24am
April 8, 2014
Marjories Elizabeth Wood: Lobbying to sustain inequality
Congress will soon vote on a measure that would raise the national minimum wage to $10.10 and bring the tipped wage to 70 percent of the full minimum. The Fair Minimum Wage Act would give millions of American workers a long-overdue raise. Today’s $7.25-per-hour minimum isn’t...
April 8, 2014 - 11:15pm
April 7, 2014
House, Senate agree on minimum wage increase
By Don Davis Forum News Service ST. PAUL -- Legislative leaders agreed to raise the Minnesota minimum wage to $9.50 an hour in...
April 7, 2014 - 1:21pm