Our Minimum Wage Study Committee continues its work, convening each week to learn more about and discuss the potential effects of a wage ordinance in St. Paul.

Each week, we provide an update on the focus of the meetings, our process, and media surrounding this issue. Sign up to receive this weekly update in your inbox.

In this update:

  1. WCCO: Should St. Paul Raise Its Minimum Wage?
  2. Your Input
  3. Small Business Owners’ Perspectives
  4. In the News
  5. Next Meeting

1. WCCO: Should St. Paul Raise Its Minimum Wage?

WCCO reporters were on site for last week’s study committee meeting, as well as a public input session held by the St. Paul. Watch the short clip, which features a few members of our committee, as well as a brief interview with Citizens League Policy Director Angelica Klebsch.

<iframe scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allow="autoplay; fullscreen" src="https://w3.cdn.anvato.net/player/prod/v3/anvload.html?key=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%3D%3D" width ="640" height="360"></iframe>

2. Your Input

A reminder that community input helps inform committee discussions. Each week, all input provided is reported to and discussed by the committee.

If you have a question or a comment, please click here for our comment form, contact us at minwage@citizensleague.org, or leave us a voicemail at 651-401-2474.

3. Small Business Owners’ Perspectives

Last week, the committee heard from small business owners on how a minimum wage ordinance may affect them.

Details on their concerns, as well as committee follow-up and discussions will be posted in the June 7 minutes once approved by the committee the following meeting.

All meeting materials are posted online on our project page here: https://citizensleague.org/minwage

4. In the News

The following articles and online posts surrounding the minimum wage are not endorsed nor approved by the study committee. They are posted here and on our project page simply to provide context during the committee’s work.

5. Next Meeting

The next meeting of the study committee is Thursday, June 14. All meetings are open to the public to observe. Click here for a full schedule.

Thanks for reading the update! This is a new weekly email exclusively on our Saint Paul Minimum Wage Study Committee. If you’re not subscribed yet, sign up now! 

Sign Up

Citizens League
400 Robert St N, Suite 1820
St. Paul, MN 55101
(651) 293-0575