The Minneapolis Works coalition is urging city residents to submit comments in support of proposals for paid sick days, fair scheduling and an end to wage theft.
The City Council is seeking public comments from residents until Oct. 16.
“Last Friday, the Minneapolis City Council took another important step by passing a Notice of Intent to move the Working Families Agenda forward,” the coalition noted. “Our organizing is working...and now your voice is needed more than ever.”
Minneapolis Works is seeking policies that:
- Guarantee that every worker in Minneapolis earns paid time off to care for themselves or their families when they get sick or are threatened with domestic violence.
- Restore a fair workweek by limiting last-minute scheduling changes and by promoting access to full time hours.
- Make sure everyone gets the pay that they are due when they are owed it.
- Raise the minimum wage in the city to $15 an hour or more.
Members of the coalition include a number of labor unions, worker centers and community groups.
“We know that big corporations are lobbying hard to block key parts of the ordinance, so every voice matters,” the coalition said.
To comment, e-mail the City Council at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, visit the Minneapolis Works website.