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Video: Taking Minimum Wage to New Heights

October 30, 2013 By Briana Johnson, Video Production Specialist

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.

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