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Worker: Minimum Wage Bump Is ‘A Big Deal’

Friday marked the first time in 10 years that Minnesotans got a minimum wage increase. The state’s minimum wage for large employers is now $8 an hour.

08/01/2014

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MSP Airport Workers Want Minimum Wage Increase

Low-wage workers at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport are calling for an increase in Minnesota’s minimum wage. The workers say they are forced to rely on government programs to get by. It’s part of a growing debate over whether to raise the state’s minimum wage from $7.25 to $9.50 an hour. The Service Employees Union says 600 low-paid workers at Twin Cities Airport – including wheelchair pushers, cart drivers and aircraft cleaners – earn an average of $7.73 an hour, and receive millions of dollars in state public assistance.

10/28/2013

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