• Minimum-wage bill heads to Dayton

    Article by: Rachel E. Stassen-Berger, Star Tribune Passed by the House, the measure to increase the state’s pay floor to $9.50 an hour by 2016 will be signed Monday. An increase in the state’s minimum wage to $9.50 an hour is nearly law, making Minnesota the latest state controlled by Democrats to offer the lowest wage workers a boost.

  • DFL is pushing economic equality for women

    Article by: Baird Helgeson, Star Tribune House DFLers are making a final push for a measure designed to close the general pay gap and strengthen workplace protections for women in Minnesota. The measure expands family leave and provides accommodations for pregnant and nursing employees. It would expand access to affordable child care and take several steps to reduce the gender pay gap, such as better enforcement of equal pay laws for state contractors.

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