Restaurant Workers Take Minimum Wage Issue to Streets in St. Paul

September 17, 2018 04:51 PM

Restaurant workers in St. Paul took to the streets on Monday, discussing the proposed $15-an-hour minimum wage being talked about by city leaders.

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This is a divisive issue, even among workers in the same industry. On Monday, there were two groups rallying for wages. 

One group wants to make certain that servers are able to keep their tips. They say a $15-an-hour flat wage is not sustainable as a server. 

There were others who are in favor of the wage, without the so-called tip credit. 

"That we ensure that people have jobs moving them forward. So people can have jobs to not only survive but thrive," said Desiree King, a server in St. Paul. 

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Tommy Wiita

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