Twin Cities Fast Food Workers Walk Off JobFast food workers in Minneapolis and St. Paul are demanding a minimum wage of $15 an hour, the right to form a union, and paid sick time.
Minnesota Minimum Wage By The NumbersThe Department of Labor and Industry says there are nearly 1.6 million hourly workers in Minnesota. And, about 216,000 made $9 an hour or less in 2015.
Some MSP Airport Workers On Hunger Strike For Better WagesTwin Cities airport workers set up a traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony just outside baggage claim on Wednesday -- one of America's busiest travel days of the year. It is where they could talk about the work they do, and the difficulty of raising a family on $10 an hour.
Punch Pizza Raising Its Minimum Wage Again -- To $11 An HourDuring last year’s State of the Union address, President Barack Obama gave a shout-out to the owners of Minnesota-based Punch Pizza for voluntarily raising the company’s starting minimum wage to $10 an hour.
Minnesota Home Health Care Workers Push For $15 Minimum WageMinnesota's home health care workers are starting a campaign to raise their pay to $15 an hour. Thousands of unionized home care workers just got a raise on Aug. 1 to $11 an hour.
Minnesota’s Minimum Wage Gets $1 BumpMinnesota's minimum wage workers are getting a raise. Starting Saturday, the minimum wage is going from $8 to $9 an hour, making it one of the highest in the nation.
With New Bump, Minnesota Ushers In Region's Top Minimum WageMinnesota will vault past Illinois, Michigan and South Dakota this week to gain the highest minimum wage in the Midwestern region at $9 an hour, which also will rank among the most-generous state wage floors in the country.
Starbucks CEO: Minimum Wage Hike Will Come With Hidden ConsequencesStarbucks is reporting higher profits, despite having to pay some of its employees more. Starbucks says its store operating expenses are 18 percent higher than they were a year ago. The company says the main reason is because cities are raising the minimum wage.
Reality Check: Gov. Mark Dayton Faces Criticism For Cabinet RaisesDFL Governor Mark Dayton is not backing down from criticism over huge pay hikes he gave his Cabinet. He says Minnesota's top officials make less than other states. The two-term Democratic Governor says Minnesota's top officials are underpaid.
Session 2015: Where Issues Stand With Special Session DoneThe Legislature wrapped up its 2015 work in a flurry, with lawmakers working nearly a month late to finalize a $42 billion budget. Here's a look at some of the state's new laws, some that failed, and what may be on the horizon.
Survey: MN 2nd Least Affordable Midwestern State For RentA new report says minimum wage workers do not make enough money to find affordable rent in Minnesota. According to the "Out of Reach 2015" report, Minnesota is the second least-affordable state in the Midwest.
Airport Not Yet Voting On $15 Minimum WageA small victory today for workers and supporters of a $15 per hour minimum wage at the airport. After much discussion, the Metropolitan Airports Commission decided to wait 30 days before voting on any kind of increase.