Let your shopping this Holiday Season make a difference!
When you do your holiday shopping will you know where the gifts you buy came from? Were they made by child labor? Were they made in a Sweatshop by someone making $2 a day?
For the second year, make sure that the workers who make your gifts are treated fairly and ethically, whether its artisan crafts from around the world, or clothes made by union members right here in the USA!
What: Fair Trade/Union Made Holiday sale
When: Sunday, December 8th, 10am – 4pm
Where: CWA Local 7200 Hall, 3521 E Lake St. Minneapolis, MN 55406
The House has already passed a comprehensive bill to raise the state’s minimum wage to $9.50 by 2015 with annual increases for inflation, no penalty for tipped workers, and federal conformity for family leave and the 40 hour work week.
Governor Mark Dayton has gone on record saying that he would “settle” for an increase to $9.50.
Between now and the end of February, State Senators need to hear from us. They need to know their constituents want them to take a bigger step toward making work pay.
Many workers in MN are struggling to provide the basic needs for their families.
$7.25 an hour is nowhere near enough to support those who depend on them.
H.F. 92 is legislation that will raise the minimum wage to $9.50 an hour by 2015, increase it with inflation, conform with federal work rules, and secure tipped workers aren’t paid below the minimum wage.