We and our partners are fighting to win a $15 minimum wage in Minnesota. Will you join us?
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Tony, and workers across Minneapolis, agree: Vote Theft is Wage Theft!
In response to the Minneapolis City Council’s decision to block a charter amendment for a $15 minimum wage from the November ballot, a group of Minneapolis voters who supported the charter amendment filed a lawsuit today in Hennepin County District Court asking the court to order the city to place the charter amendment on the November ballot before the ballots for the general election are finalized.
“The Minneapolis City Council’s decision not to refer the minimum wage charter amendment to the ballot is without legal support and an affront to the rights of the city’s voters,” stated Laura Huizar, staff attorney with the National Employment Law Project.
“The Minneapolis workers and voters affected by this decision will ask the courts to recognize that there is no basis for the city’s position, which flies in the face of Minnesota Supreme Court case law, past practice in Minneapolis and other cities, and even the statements of the chair of Minneapolis’ Charter Commission,” said attorney Bruce Nestor.
We need to raise funds right now to support the strongest possible legal team for workers and let Minneapolis vote for $15/hr.Read more