Fast food workers started the fight for $15 in New York. Now, join us in Minneapolis as fast food workers organizing with CTUL lead a march on City Hall for a $15 minimum wage.
Minneapolis has the worst racial and economic disparities in the country -- and low wages are a major part of the problem. Thanks to an incredible outpouring of community support, we've gotten twice the signatures required to put a $15 minimum wage on the ballot this November so voters can decide. But opponents of $15 are trying to stop us by suggesting that putting this on the ballot isn't legal.
Letting voters decide on the issues that matter to them is not only the cornerstone of democracy, it's clearly outlined in the Minneapolis city charter. Our country has a long and unfortunate history of denying people of color the right to vote on issues that most impact us -- but we won't let them stop us.
This is no longer just about economic and racial justice - it’s about defending our democracy. We can’t allow opponents of $15 in City Hall to take the decision out of the hands of Minneapolis voters - those directly affected by poverty wages - and into the backrooms of City Hall, where the National Restaurant Association, US Bank, and the Chamber of Commerce will use their influence to block any wage increase.
Voters have passed minimum wage hikes in numerous cities across the country. Our team of attorneys are confident voters have the right to amend the city charter to regulate wages, and the City Attorney has yet to make public any compelling arguments to challenge this. But it’s going to take a powerful movement to ensure voters are not denied a voice.
Passing $15 would give a raise to over 100,000 low-wage workers in Minneapolis, and put hundreds of millions of dollars back into the local economy each year. It would be one of the single most important policies to reduce Minneapolis’ worst in the nation racial and economic inequalities.
Let’s show City Hall that Minneapolis supports a $15/hour minimum wage.
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