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For the past decade, workers in fast food, retail and other low-wage industries have been pushing back against the notion they are condemned to jobs with lousy pay, no benefits and poor working conditions.
Governor Mark Dayton and Lt. Governor Tina Smith announced Sunday they have asked the negotiators for Allina Health and the Minnesota Nurses Association to meet at the Governor’s residence at 11 a.m. Monday.
They seek a resolution "that puts patient care first and is agreeable to both sides.”
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.