Push For $15 Minimum Wage In Minneapolis Hits A Snag
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A push to give workers in Minneapolis one of the highest minimum wages in the country has run into a major obstacle.
The city is considering a petition that would ask voters whether want to approve a $15 minimum wage.
But City Attorney Susan Segal has recommended the City Council reject putting the issue on the November ballot. Segal says the proposal is an ordinance disguised as a charter amendment.
Supporters gathered more than 8,400 signatures to get the issue considered, and say they're ready to take legal action if the council decides next month to block the issue from the ballot.
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.