Fast food workers and their supporters here in Minnesota and more than 100 cities across the country are holding a day of protests.
Employees at a popular Uptown restaurant say they want money they worked hard for. Customers, and even some employees, showed up to Heidi’s in Minneapolis a week ago to find a sign notifying them the restaurant was closed.
Labor Day is an appropriate time to take a look at employment and wage issues, but a new report by a St. Paul-based economic group is revealing some disappointing findings about how well we are doing here in Minnesota.
Heading into the Labor Day weekend, a growing labor movement is gaining traction across the United States. It’s a union-backed effort known as “Fight for 15” and it involves fast food employees who believe they should make $15 an hour.
A special state House committee on living wage jobs is holding a hearing in Minneapolis on how the state can help meet the need for more workforce training. The Select Committee on Living Wage Jobs meets Thursday morning at a Minneapolis community center.
As Minnesota legislators debate raising the state’s minimum wage, Gov. Mark Dayton says he’d be comfortable with hiking the rate to $9 or $9.50 per hour.
The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 26 reached a tentative agreement with the Minneapolis-St. Paul Contract Cleaners Association Saturday on a three-year contract.
The SEIU Local 26 voted unanimously on Saturday afternoon to give their negotiators the power to strike. Thousands of workers who clean and protect building across the Twin Cities are ready to walk off the job.
Hundreds gathered outside the Wal-Mart store on Friday along University Avenue in St. Paul. They were some workers who had walked off the job, and others were members of labor unions lending their support.
Hundreds of Twin Cities-area janitors, security guards, airport service workers, and retail cleaning workers gathered at St. Paul Central High School on Saturday for the SEIU Local 26’s Contract Convention to address upcoming contract negotiations.
As tuition and student debt are on the rise, so is the scrutiny regarding executive pay at the University of Minnesota.
For nearly a century, researchers have found that equal pay for equal work isn’t happening for men and women in the United States. So, why don’t women make as much as men?
Tonight’s Good Question is challenging a statistic we hear often. A Women’s Foundation and the Humphrey Institute found that overall, women still earn 76 cents for every dollar a man earns.