Minneapolis is the latest city to increase minimum wage to the ridiculous $15 per hour wage:
STAR TRIBUNE – The Minneapolis City Council approved a $15 minimum wage Friday, a move years in the making that will affect hundreds of businesses and thousands of workers across the city.
The vote adds Minneapolis to a list of cities nationwide, including Seattle, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., that have approved similar measures in recent years.
“Today, we uplift all workers,” Council Member Abdi Warsame, who was absent from Friday’s meeting, said in a letter that was read aloud. “Today’s vote, while historic, is just another step in our unending journey to build a better city.”
The $15 minimum wage will be fully implemented citywide by 2024, with a faster phase-in for large businesses — those with more than 100 employees.
Only Council Member Blong Yang voted against the ordinance. Before the vote, he read a statement listing his concerns about how a $15 minimum wage might negatively affect his north Minneapolis ward, including small business owners and entrepreneurs of color and youth workers.
They voted for this just after a new study shows that people at the bottom rung of the economic ladder actually had their wages DECREASE on an average of $150 per month in cities that voted for this stupidly high minimum wage increase. Morons!
And here’s the chief moron celebrating this harmful wage increase:
The Minneapolis City Council just approved raising the minimum wage to $15!
That's such good news, I had to sing a song to celebrate. pic.twitter.com/puxBV8lA7G
— Keith Ellison (@keithellison) June 30, 2017
Sooper posted the study I mentioned above the other day, but I’m going to post it here again:
Photo by ELIZABETH FLORES – STAR TRIBUNE.