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Ellison seeks minimum wage increase
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Ellison seeks minimum wage increase

[caption id="attachment_16579" align="alignleft"]3196-weepingWeeping, with head in hand, Emilio Miranda Rios, is consoled as he tells of his struggles to survive off of working for the minimum wage of $7.25. – Photo by Harry Colbert, Jr.[/caption]The U.S. Department of Labor and US Rep. Keith Ellison (MN-05) hosted a roundtable discussion to support raising the federal minimum wage.

Minimum wage earners must work 89 hours per week to afford modest apartment in Minnesota
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Minimum wage earners must work 89 hours per week to afford modest apartment in Minnesota

[caption id="attachment_16523" align="alignleft"]midwest map oor 2013 smmidwest_map_oor_2013_sm.png – Weekly Hours – 1st graph oor2013_pct_unabletoafford_sm.png – Estimated Percent of Renters – 2nd graph[/caption]According to a national report released today, a minimum wage earner in Minnesota would have to work 89 hours per week – or hold 2.2 full time jobs — to afford a modest two-bedroom apartment. Of the twelve states in the Midwest, Minnesota has ranked the worst for affordability for minimum wage workers for three consecutive years.

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