Grassroots advocates have been working to raise Minneapolis’ minimum wage for almost a year. But several state legislators, along with industry groups, are pushing for a law that would prevent cities and counties from setting standards beyond state and federal limits. Groups including the Minnesota Retailers Association and the Minnesota Restaurant Association say they want “a level playing field,” but our colleague Ellen Bravo of Family Values @ Work exposes the contradiction: “They say ‘no hodgepodge of regulations’ and ‘you can’t have one size fits all.’ But the uniform standard they want is zero. No paid sick days.”
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