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Activated Voices: Minimum Wage is About Dignity

March 13, 2013 By Tom Niemisto, Video Production Specialist

Darting between his college classes and his low-paying retail job, Tyler Newman is struggling to work his way through school, with limited long-term debt. The University of Minnesota sophomore says raising minimum wage would help working students get more out of their education.

Tyler has been volunteering with Working America, a community affiliate of the AFL-CIO, speaking out about the need to raise minimum wage and index it to inflation.



Activated Voices is a Minnesota 2020 video series focused on critical policy issues facing young Minnesotans.

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