Minnesota Becomes Fifth State To Hike Minimum Wage In 2014

Minnesota Becomes Fifth State To Hike Minimum Wage In 2014

Via Moyers & Company:

With Congress deadlocked and incapable of addressing mounting economic inequality, cities and states are doing what they can to pick up the slack.

On Friday, the Minnesota House approved raising the state minimum wage to $9.50 per hour. According to the National Employment Law Project (NELP), it’s the fifth state to hike the minimum wage this year, following  Delaware, West Virginia, Connecticut and Maryland, which just approved its hike earlier this week.

Two aspects of the Minnesota bill make it especially helpful for low-wage workers. First, there is no carve...

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