Unions urge state Senate to raise minimum wage

With a vote expected in the state Senate Wednesday, the Minnesota AFL-CIO and its affiliates are urging union members to call Senators and tell them to back a House measure that raises the wage to $9.50 per hour.

State minimum wage bill headed to House floor

An amendment adopted by the House Ways and Means Committee stirred up new debate to the already controversial minimum wage bill, giving House Republicans more reasons for opposing it as the bill heads to the House Floor.