Video: Taking Minimum Wage to New Heights
Food, heat, rent and transportation are basic living expenses. Combined, they're impossible to afford on Minnesota's minimum wage, which is effectively $7.25 an hour. Now, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport workers making minimum wage are among those calling for fairer pay and the right to organize. Non-unionized workers who transport passengers from gate to gate and airplane cleaners typically work for airline subcontractors and make significantly less--most near minimum wage--than their union counterparts working in the same facility.