Rally Tuesday for higher minimum wage

On Tuesday, the first day of the 2014 session of the Minnesota Legislature, advocates will rally to call for immediate action to raise the state’s minimum wage to $9.50 an hour.

The “Raise the Wage” rally will start at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, in the Capitol rotunda. Speakers will include legislators and low-wage workers. Entertainment will include Brother Ali.

The rally sponsor is a coalition of community, faith, labor, non-profit and service-based organizations. In addition to raising the state minimum wage for small business to $8.50 and large business to $9.50 by next year, the coalition wants the wage indexed to go up with inflation.

The rally is part of a week of action that also includes these events:

Wednesday, Feb. 26
Fair Wage Wednesday
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Gathering and speakers at Westminster Church, 1200 Marquette Ave., Minneapolis, followed by a march through the skyways to Target Corp. headquarters.

Thursday, Feb. 27
Single Mom March
Starts at noon at Cross of Glory Lutheran Church, 5929 Brooklyn Boulevard, Brooklyn Center, and goes to the nearby Walmart store.

Friday, Feb. 28
Airport workers protest
7:30 a.m. Demonstration at Metro Airport Commission office, 6040 28th Ave. S., Minneapolis.

Learn more at the Raise the Wage Coalition’s website.

Rally to Raise the Wage!

02/25/2014 - 4:00pm

Join Minnesota's Coalition to Raise the Minimum Wage for a rally on the first day of the 2014 Legislative Session.

March to End Poverty Wages

02/26/2014 - 11:00am

On the week when our whole state will be talking about raising the minimum wage, we will march to Target to highlight their role in blocking fair wages and call on the corporation to stand with Minnesotans in our quest to #EndPovertyWages in our state.

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    Barb Kucera

    I edit the Workday Minnesota news site, www.workdayminnesota.org