Suit: North Dakota Refinery Developer Owes Workers WagesSome current and former employees of a company developing an oil refinery near Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota filed a lawsuit claiming they are owed wages and bonuses.
Good Question: Why Aren't We Getting Raises?Presidential front-runners Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have been talking about helping the middle class. In 2014, the typical American family income was about $53,000 dollars.
Local Fast Food Workers Join Nat'l Strike For Better Wages, Paid Sick DaysLocal fast food workers and cashiers organizing with sub-contracted cleaners are joining 270 cities around the country in a strike.
Job Openings Up, But Wages Stagnant In Minnesota Minnesota job openings are at their highest in more than a decade but wages still aren't high enough to support a family.
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.
Protesters Fill Minneapolis U.S. Bank, City Hall Over Working ConditionsMore than 300 protesters took over a U.S. Bank branch in the skyway of the company's corporate headquarters in downtown Minneapolis on Wednesday.
Lawmakers Debate Bill To Cut Minimum Wage For Tipped EmployeesThe Minnesota House is debating a bill that could cut the minimum wage for some tipped employees.
Minn. East African Leaders Call For MSP Airport Wage IncreaseMinnesota's East African leaders are calling for a $15 an hour minimum wage at the airport. That's nearly double the state's current minimum wage of $8 an hour. A new employment report shows thousands of East Africans working at the airport are earning poverty-level wages.
Minnesota Walmart Employees Earning At Least $9 An HourEvery Walmart employee in Minnesota is now earning at least $9 an hour. The pay raises for more than 7,700 Minnesotans went into effect last Saturday.
Study: In Minnesota, Women Earn 80 Cents To Men's DollarA policy group tracking wages said that women still lag behind men when it comes to salaries, though Minnesota's disparity is not as pronounced as the country's at large. The Institute for Women's Policy Research said women working full-time earn about 78 cents to every dollar men make.
St. Paul Café Bans Tipping, Raises WagesA St. Paul coffee shop has done away with tipping, and opted to pay their employees higher wages. "We decided as a rule, as a group, to just ban tipping outright," Kopplin's Café co-owner Andrew Kopplin said. He wanted to find a way to compensate his employees fairly, no matter what shift they worked.
About 100 Protest At MSP Airport For Higher WagesProtesters briefly blocked access to the main terminal at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on Friday afternoon. Around 100 people representing labor organizations blocked the road leading to the terminal for around 20 minutes to call for higher wages for airport workers.
Wages Creep Up Slowly, Housing Market Does TooMinnesota's economy is headed in the right direction but many people may not be feeling it in their paychecks yet. That's one takeaway from a report released Thursday. The budget forecast shows state government on pace for a $1 billion surplus.
Punch Pizza Inspires Small Business Owner To Raise WagesA Twin Cities pizza chain is getting national attention once again for leading the way with higher employee wages. "Hi, everybody. In my state of the union address, I talked about pizza. More specifically, I talked about a pizza chain in Minneapolis - Punch Pizza - whose owner, John Soranno, made the business decision to give his employees a raise to ten bucks an hour," President Obama said in his weekly address.
Minn. House Passes Bill To Close Gender Pay Gap Minnesota lawmakers are considering a bill that aims to close the pay gap between men and women. Data from the Women's Foundation of Minnesota show that the median full-time annual earnings of a woman in the state is about $10,000 less than a man's.