If passed, our proposal for $15/hour will be the biggest victory for working people in the Twin Cities in decades. Raising the minimum wage has been an uphill battle, but our broad movement has pulled $15/hour from an isolated call to a central issue in 2017 Minneapolis.
This fight isn’t over. City Council’s proposal includes a carve-out for young workers, and it grants some of the richest corporations in the country a 5-year phase in.
With only 10 days left before the final vote, our organizing is urgent.
A $15/hr minimum wage would raise wages for over 71,000 Minneapolis low-wage workers and transfer an estimated $140 million/year directly from Minnesota’s most profitable corporations to workers.
With our powerful movement, we defeated pre-emption at the state level, despite business interests like the Minnesota Restaurant Association and the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce’s massive resources and anti-worker lobbying. We made $15 possible, despite the City Council majority bending to big business pressure and blocking our proposal from voters last year.
Now, let’s join with working people in Minneapolis to make $15/hour a reality, no carve-outs or exemptions!