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In 2014, six months six months following the election of Socialist Alternative City Councilmember Kshama Sawant, Seattle became the first major U.S. city to pass a $15 an hour minimum wage. It was an important...

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One year ago today, Minneapolis passed the first $15 minimum wage in the Midwest. On New Year’s Day, a majority of minimum wage workers in Minneapolis got almost a dollar raise. This victory is a...

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[Editors Note] The MetCouncil (management) will meet on January 24 to decide whether to ratify the  contract adopted by the union. If they choose not to ratify the contract, the union has already  filed a...

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Like most cities across the country, Minneapolis is facing a burgeoning housing crisis. In Minneapolis this year, the homeless population rose by 4.5% – the first time it has increased since the national foreclosure crisis...

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Faced with potential attacks on employee health insurance, increasing safety concerns, and attacks on funding for mass transit, members of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1005 – with a new rank and file president – are...

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Facing corporate and right-wing attacks under a Trump presidency, our healthcare, livelihoods, and environment are under siege. In Minneapolis, the campaign to elect Ginger Jentzen to City Council Ward 3 is fighting against corporate power...

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Jail the Killer Cops! Black Lives Matter Below is the text of the leaflet Socialist Alternative members have been handing out at solidarity rallies for Charleena Lyles and Philando Castile. Download the national leaflet here,...

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Tonight, please come with us to the capitol VERDICT IS IN – NOT GUILTY : The whole world is watching! #philandocastile #blacklivesmatter Transcript below: Officer Jeronimo Yanez murdered Philando Castile. He shot him seven times,...

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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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After thirty-eight days on strike, the 4,800 members of the Minnesota Nurses Association (MNA) in Minneapolis-Saint Paul voted on October 13 to accept a deal with Allina Health, the largest hospital chain in the Twin...

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