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“You need to ask yourself whose interests you’re serving,” she told council members. “The fact that Cleveland is the poorest city in America answers that question. … The proverbial pigs at the troughs got too...

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Socialist Alternative and 15 Now Minnesota have been fighting for a $15 an hour minimum wage in Minneapolis for over two years. Over that time, $15 an hour went from a far-out proposal from cities...

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This summer, Minneapolis emerged as the national flashpoint in the fight for $15. Big business and the political establishment faced off against a broad, energetic, multiracial coalition. While the campaign to put $15 on the...

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While this is a setback, we still forced $15 on the agenda – and it’s here to stay. The Minnesota Supreme Court sided with Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges, the City Council, and the Chamber of Commerce to...

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Court overrules City Council’s illegal attempt to defend poverty wages: Now we need your help to give Minneapolis a raise! Reposted from VoteFor15MN.org Friends, Today, we won in court: A judge ordered the City of Minneapolis...

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On August 3, the Minneapolis City Council faced a room of over 100 community members and workers who support bringing a $15 minimum wage to voters in Minneapolis on the November ballot. Despite nearly 20,000...

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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...

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Today was one of the most powerful experiences I’ve had in the over 30 years I’ve spent as a worker and an activist fighting for social justice. Several hundred workers and supporters marched on City...

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In under four weeks, the grassroots campaign for a $15 minimum wage in Minneapolis has captured tremendous community and labor support. One hundred volunteers have gathered nearly half of the 20,000-signature target to get $15...

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This piece originally appeared on The Nation website on April 18.  It was inspiring to see the call for a $15 minimum wage take center stage at last week’s presidential debate in New York. And...

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