Council Hearing Gets Heated On $15 Minneapolis Minimum Wage
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis City Council hearing grew heated over a proposal to give the city one of the highest minimum wages in the country.
The city is considering a petition that would ask voters whether they want to approve a $15 minimum wage.
Supporters of the proposed charter amendment booed council members who spoke against a citywide vote Wednesday. Supporters of the 15 Now campaign chanted, "Let the people vote."
City Attorney Susan Segal has recommended the City Council reject putting the issue on the November ballot. But Council member Cam Gordon disagrees with the legal opinion.
A handful of cities including Seattle, Los Angeles and San Francisco have passed ordinances to raise the minimum wage to $15 over the next few years.