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Minnesota Ethics and Minimum Wage

Ethics and economics tell us: It's time to raise our state's minimum wage for all working people, including tipped workers. Decades of economic studies show that raising the minimum wage preserves jobs. The restaurant business is booming, and Minnesotans know that servers and other tipped workers deserve a family-supporting wage.… Read MORE.

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Report Shows Benefits of $9.50 an Hour Raise for Minnesota

A $9.50 an hour Minnesota minimum wage would help working families and working adults pay for basic needs and give the state's consumer economy a boost, according to "A Raise for Minnesota," a report released by JOBS NOW Coalition in Saint Paul.… Read MORE.

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Minimum Wage Increase: DFL's Legislative Struggles a Big Surprise

When the DFL took control of the Legislature in November, most assumed that passage of a generous increase in the minimum wage would happen quickly. After all, what could be more DFL than holding out a hand to the state's poorest-paid workers? It turns out this isn't your grandparents' DFL… Read MORE.

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