Following Governor Mark Dayton’s State of the State address, Minnesota AFL-CIO President Shar Knutson issued the following statement:
“Thanks to leadership from Governor Mark Dayton and the DFL Legislature, Minnesota is moving forward into a new era of shared prosperity. More people are going back to work, schools are beginning to get the resources they need, more Minnesotans have affordable health care, taxes are fairer, and wages are going up.
For example, the minimum wage increase signed by Governor Dayton will provide more than 325,000 hard-working Minnesotans a much-needed raise while boosting consumer spending in our communities.
Minnesota’s future is bright. The investments that Governor Dayton outlined tonight will strengthen this progress and help to improve the lives of all working people. We look forward to continue working with the Governor and the Legislature to build an even better Minnesota.”