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Results of a minimum wage study commissioned by the Minneapolis City Council show that a $15 minimum wage phased in by 2021 would lift wages for 71,000 workers – many of them people of color – with no significant effect on businesses’ operational costs.
The effort to form a faculty union at the University of Minnesota moved forward with a ruling by the state Bureau of Mediation Services affirming that 1,500 tenure-track and 1,000 contingent faculty should be in one bargaining unit.
Some 125 non-union workers at the Mayo Clinic are seeking to join their unionized counterparts in SEIU Healthcare Minnesota to take on the health care giant’s plan to contract out their food service jobs.
Striking Allina Health nurses joined advocates for a $15 minimum wage Monday in a march through north Minneapolis that highlighted the connections among the many businesses that profit off of poverty – and the need for elected officials to take action.