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Workers march in Minneapolis to demand $15 minimum wage

Workers rallied in the Twin Cities in the fight for $15 an hour.
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Workers rallied in the Twin Cities Monday afternoon in the fight for $15 an hour.

Recently, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled that a proposal to raise the minimum wage would not be on the ballot in Minneapolis this November.

But workers say the fight is far from over.

"We forced the council to open a debate about an ordinance. The Supreme Court’s decision affirmed that the Minneapolis City Council has the power to pass $15/hour as an ordinance at any time," 15 Now MN said on its website.

https://twitter.com/15NowMN/status/775404188503150592

Nonprofit groups, including Neighborhoods Organizing for Change (MNNOC) and 15 Now Minnesota organized, marched down West Broadway, which they say is "home to some of the worst racial disparities in the country."

They planned to visit several big businesses they say are keeping people in poverty with poor wages and payday lending, according to the Facebook event. That includes a stop at a McDonald's:

https://twitter.com/mnnoc/status/775415387529904132

Stopping in front of a U.S. Bank branch.

https://twitter.com/gingerjentzen/status/775418876389720065

And more.

Here are some tweets from the rally:

https://twitter.com/mnnoc/status/775407627224375297

https://twitter.com/mnnoc/status/775401166796652544

https://twitter.com/FibonacciBlue/status/775435833956499457

https://twitter.com/mnnoc/status/775399925945339904

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