Dayton To Urge Airport Managers To Set $10 Minimum Wage
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Gov. Mark Dayton says he'll urge the commission that runs the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport to adopt a $10 minimum wage.
Dayton, who appoints members of the Metropolitan Airports Commission, issued his call Wednesday in remarks at the Muslim American Society's Capitol lobby day.
If the higher wage was implemented immediately it would mean airport workers would earn $2 more per hour than the state's current minimum wage.
The state minimum rises to $9 in August.
Dayton says for every dollar, it means $2,000 per year in income for a full-time worker.
The Democratic governor says he was moved by the story of an airport worker who was raising five kids on a minimum wage job. Dayton recently appointed that worker, Ibrahim Mohamed, to the commission.