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March 8, 2014
Minimum wage hike may raise prices, won’t cost jobs
Mark Zdechlik MPR News 91.3 FM St. Paul — Efforts by Minnesota’s Democratic legislators to raise the minimum wage to $9.50 an hour have alarmed some business leaders, who say a higher wage would cost jobs and hurt economic growth. But proponents of a higher minimum wage say...
March 8, 2014 - 11:20pm
February 1, 2014
Sam Pizzigati: The minimum we can do to fight inequality
The political profile of economic inequality in America has certainly been growing. So has the political confusion over what overcoming inequality will take. Unfortunately, President Barack Obama’s latest State of the Union address may only add to that confusion. Obama could —...
February 1, 2014 - 12:32am
January 30, 2014
Minimum wage remains on legislative agenda
Don Davis Forum News Service ST. PAUL — President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech promise to “give Americans a raise” raised the hopes of Minnesotans who want the state minimum wage increased. The Democratic-controlled Minnesota House already is on record in favor...
January 30, 2014 - 11:25pm
January 2, 2014
Phil Kerpen: Minimum wage hammers the youth
With Democrats cratering in the polls over their collapsing health care law, they are trying to pivot to the only part of their policy agenda that still enjoys broad public support: the minimum wage. But their advocacy and its popularity rest on the incorrect belief that a significant...
January 2, 2014 - 11:08pm
December 27, 2013
Minn.'s Dayton prefers auto-boost to minimum wage
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — As Minnesota lawmakers debate raising the minimum wage, Gov. Mark Dayton says he prefers tying future increases to inflation. Dayton told The Associated Press on Friday that it would be "useful" to include an automatic escalator clause. The state has...
December 27, 2013 - 1:31pm
December 20, 2013
Weighing in on wages: Bemidji Chamber takes stance on state minimum wage debate
BEMIDJI — The Bemidji Chamber of Commerce is in favor of raising Minnesota’s minimum wage — just not to the degree some in the Legislature...
December 20, 2013 - 12:13am
December 11, 2013
Amy Goodman: Poverty wages in the land of plenty
The holiday season is upon us. Sadly, the big retailers are Scrooges when it comes to paying their staffs. Undergirding the sale prices is an army of workers earning the minimum wage or a fraction above it, living check to check on their meager pay and benefits. The dark secret that...
December 11, 2013 - 12:45am
September 25, 2013
Dayton says he'd 'settle for' $9.50 minimum wage
MAPLEWOOD, Minn. (AP) — On the day that California's governor signed a bill lifting the minimum wage to $10 within three years, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has made clear he'd be disappointed if the Legislature doesn't push up his state's wage floor next session.
September 25, 2013 - 2:07pm
August 27, 2013
Coalition launches campaign for higher minimum wage
Forum News Service DULUTH -- A coalition of Minnesota labor, religious, nonprofit and public service groups on Tuesday began rallying public support to raise the state’s minimum wage by more than $3 an hour over the next two years. Most employers in the state currently adopt...
August 27, 2013 - 2:28pm
February 16, 2013
Minimum wage hike questioned: legislative proposal would increase rate to $9.50 an hour
BEMIDJI – A legislative proposal to increase Minnesota’s minimum wage to $9.50 an hour does not appear to have a large base of local support. Minnesota, with a minimum wage of $6.15 an hour, is one of four states with minimum wages lower than the federal rate of $7.25 an hour....
February 16, 2013 - 12:12am
February 14, 2013
Coalition seeks $9.50 Minnesota minimum wage
ST. PAUL – A coalition of children’s groups, religious organizations and unions say Minnesota’s poor would benefit from a higher minimum...
February 14, 2013 - 1:41am
September 1, 2012
Sam Pizzugati: A bold new call for a ‘maximum wage’
How about taking a moment this Labor Day to reflect about those Americans who earn the least for their labor? These Americans — workers paid the federal minimum wage — are now making $7.25 an hour. On paper, they’re making the same wage they made in July 2009, the last time...
September 1, 2012 - 12:36am