Fight for $15’s next target: MSP Airport

Nearly 3,000 workers would benefit from raising MSP’s minimum wage to $15, a boost of close to $13 million into the Twin Cities economy.

St. Paul workers, families keep pressure on as council takes up $15

The ordinance would raise wages for an estimated 56,000 people – nearly a third of the city’s workforce.

Fight for $15 moves to city hall

“The time for debate is over,” Pastor James Erlandson said. “It’s time to pass the ordinance.”

Mitra Jalali Nelson: Labor endorsed in St. Paul’s Ward 4

A self-described “organizer at heart,” Nelson knows it takes people power to make meaningful change.

Kip Hedges: Labor has a big stake in St. Paul’s fight for $15

The labor movement was at its strongest when we took on fights that benefited the entire working class.

Women workers take on MN restaurant lobby over tip penalty

An attack on tipped workers’ wages is an attack on women.

Restaurant industry pushes tip penalty; unions and tipped workers push back

The industry says it’s in trouble, but job openings in Minnesota restaurants have increased by 200 percent since 2014, when the minimum wage began to climb.

As momentum for $15 builds in St. Paul, so does concern over corporate interference

Corporate special interests and Republicans in the Legislature are trying to pull the rug out from under workers fighting for $15 in St. Paul.

Four takeaways from the new report on raising St. Paul’s minimum wage

Poverty wages are a big problem in St. Paul, but interest groups are already trying to poke holes in a potential minimum wage ordinance.

Bobby Kasper: Raising wages starts at home

In St. Paul, we can cross our fingers and wait for corporate tax cuts to trickle down, or we can pass a $15 minimum wage that ensures no one working in our city lives in poverty.