ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton says he’ll urge the commission that runs the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport to adopt a $10 minimum wage.
Dayton, who appoints members of the Metropolitan Airports Commission, issued his call Wednesday in remarks at the Muslim American Society’s Capitol lobby day.READ MORE: COVID In Minnesota: 2,424 Cases, 3 Deaths Reported Friday
If the higher wage was implemented immediately it would mean airport workers would earn $2 more per hour than the state’s current minimum wage. The state minimum rises to $9 in August.READ MORE: Man Fatally Shot On Downtown St. Paul LRT Platform; 2 Others Killed In Separate Shootings
Dayton says for every dollar, it means $2,000 per year in income for a full-time worker.
The Democratic governor says he was moved by the story of an airport worker who was raising five kids on a minimum wage job. Dayton recently appointed that worker, Ibrahim Mohamed, to the commission.MORE NEWS: Jackie Young Scores 25 For Aces In 93-87 Win Over Lynx
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