The first in a series of incremental minimum wage increases in Minnesota took effect at the beginning of August; and while some celebrate the bumps in wage for those that make the minimum, others feel the increase will cause financial hardships for businesses that rely on minimum wage employees.
In his State Of The Union address, President Obama called for a raise in the federal minimum wage to $9 an hour. Minnesota's minimum wage is currently $6.15, which is less than the federal minimum, and state legislators look to change that.
Currently the federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour, but many groups around the country believe it is time to raise that amount. More than 30 events took place across the country to voice support of raising the minimum wage, including one in Duluth.
I think we should allow sweatshops too so we don't lose jobs to an overseas company. I really don't think lowering our standards is the best way to achieve our goals. Lowering the minimum wage could possibly create some more jobs, but wouldn't it also just create more working poor Americans? It app…