(St. Paul, MN) -- A minimum wage increase tops the Minnesota AFL-CIO's agenda at the now DFL-controlled state legislature. Union leaders today (Tues) called for an increase in the state's minimum wage from 7-25 an hour up to 10-55. Melissa Tesoro (tuh-SOR'-oh), a physical therapist from Saint Paul, says no family should have to live paycheck to paycheck or wonder if they can afford to pay their grocery or heating bill, and no family should have to choose between food or medication. Business leaders at the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce warn a minimum wage increase will hurt teen employment and working hours. They say two-thirds of those hired at minimum wage get a promotion within a year.