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Episode: PSA 2m32s SD - Minneapolis $15/hr Initiative Launched - FJ101 PSA 020

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SD - Minneapolis $15/hr Initiative Launched

Almost two years ago, workers in Seattle won $15/hr, sparking a broad movement for $15/hour across the country. Over the last year, we’ve seen victories in numerous cities and states, including California, the largest economy in the country.

Now Minneapolis workers are launching a ballot initiative to win $15/hour this year.

The Twin Cities are home to 17 Fortune 500 companies – the highest concentration in the country – yet also the worst racial inequities in the nation. Despite 82% support for a phased-in $15 minimum wage among local voters, the mayor and city council have refused to take action.

As you can imagine, we're not getting any money from big corporations. This is a campaign driven by individual people like you, from the grassroots up.

Vote for 15 MN is the grassroots campaign to raise the minimum wage to $15/hour in Minnesota.

We are now pushing forward a ballot initiative in Minneapolis, collecting thousands of signatures to give Minneapolis voters a chance to make history this fall.

If we succeed, we will put almost a billion dollars a year into the pockets of low-wage workers: a historic blow against economic inequality.

We are workers struggling to pay the rent, we are workers sick of working multiple jobs to make ends meet, we are community members who want a stronger and healthier local economy.
Tags: $15/hr, Local, Initiative, Economy, Workers, Individuals, Grassroots, Rent, Racial, Inequity, Community, Corporations, Ballot, Inequality,Minneapolis, Minnesota, Twin Cities, Fortune 500, Companies,
Published: Mar 18, 2016, ID: FJ101
Category: Education, 2:32;06
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