On Wednesday the St. Paul City Council passed an ordinance that will raise the minimum wage to $15 over the coming years. It was later signed by Mayor Melvin Carter.
The increase is the product of a four-year campaign by Twin Cities workers fighting for $15 as part of the national movement for
$15 and a union. “In my 10-year working career, I have always been paid less than $15 an hour. This has resulted in me having to make hard and unnecessary choices for myself and my family. I’m a hard worker and this is a great move toward compensating working families. I am so very happy that Saint Paul has heard our sense of urgency and moved to change the lives of families like mine.”
— Laura Stuart, faith leader with ISAIAH, St. Paul resident, and mother of three-year-old daughter.
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