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Some 150,000 workers in Minneapolis and St. Paul will start accruing earned sick and safe time Saturday, July 1, thanks to ordinances approved by their city councils and protected by a veto from Governor Mark Dayton.
The Minneapolis City Council is poised to approve a $15 minimum wage – with no tip penalty – on Friday, after its Committee of the Whole gave preliminary approval to the measure Wednesday. The action came as a new study indicates the Seattle minimum wage law has increased pay for low-wage workers without causing job loss.
By Mark Gruenberg, Press Associates Union News Service
The U.S. Senate plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, drafted in secret by the Republican majority, sparked a major rally and protests outside the offices of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Union members who provide in-home health services to clients across Minnesota have ratified a new contract with the state that will lift wages, provide holiday pay, boost paid-time off and expand training opportunities for an estimated 27,000 home care workers statewide.