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Minneapolis Voters Could Decide On Gradually Raising Minimum Wage To $15

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If the legal questions can be resolved, Minneapolis is likely to hold a referendum this November on gradually raising the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour. A second charter amendment aimed at reducing illegal or inappropriate use of police force is also likely to be on the ballot. Continue Reading →

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Union Organizers Call McDonald’s Wage Raise “Publicity Stunt” – April 15 Strike Still Looms

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Organizers of a fast-food worker strike scheduled for later this month say the strike threat prompted McDonald’s to announce it is giving workers a pay raise. However, the strike is still on because the raise is not enough and most McDonald’s employees won’t get it. Continue Reading →

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Minnesota Workers Celebrate As Gov. Dayton Signs $9.50 Wage Law

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Governor Mark Dayton signed the new minimum wage bill into law Monday in a jubilant celebration at the State Capitol that brought waves of emotion to the many groups that worked to see the law passed. The bill affects 375,000 minimum-wage workers in Minnesota, who will see their wages raised to $8 an hour starting in August and to $9.50 in 2016. (More…) Continue Reading →

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Fight For Living Wages Ends In 26 Black Friday Arrests in St Paul

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Twenty-six people were arrested Friday during the “March to end Poverty Wages,” the culmination of a week of Black Friday actions pressing for better pay and working conditions and the right to organize for retail, janitorial and other low-wage workers in Minnesota. Continue Reading →

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Busting Myths on $7.25 an Hour…An Uptake Leadership Profile: Veronica Mendez

Click on the Image of these Retail Cleaners in front of Kmart to Hear how they are Fighting for a Living Wage.

Veronica Mendez is a myth buster. Sadly, she says one of the biggest myths that needs busting is one of the myths Americans want to believe most about their country: The myth that if you work hard enough and long enough, you can succeed. Continue Reading →

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“Politicians Don’t See the Light Until They Feel the Heat”

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“Sometimes politicians don’t see the light until they feel the heat,” Congressman and Chair of the Progressive Caucus Keith Ellison told The UpTake yesterday during an interview about the growing Occupy Wall Street demonstrations. Continue Reading →

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