On April 9, one day before the Minnesota House followed the Senate and passed a raise in the state minimum wage, marchers rallied in Sartell to hold corporations like Walmart and McDonald's to higher standards of pay and conditions for the minimum wage workers at their stores.
The Community-wide March Against Low Wages in Central Minnesota was sponsored by the Greater Minnesota Worker Center and the Higher Ground Church of God in Christ.
More than 325,000 of Minnesota’s lowest-wage workers just got a raise. Joined in the Capitol Rotunda Monday by legislators, advocates and Minnesotans from across the state, Governor Mark Dayton signed a bill into law raising Minnesota’s minimum wage for the first time since 2005.
Having spent the last several years helping workers organize, Saket Soni encounters the changing nature of work on a daily basis. Many people – whether they wear blue, pink or white collars – are dealing with the new reality of the precarious economy.
The Minnesota House of Representatives passed the Women’s Economic Security Act, a compilation of more than a dozen bills designed to reduce specific types of discrimination and barriers that put women at an economic disadvantage on the job.