The labor-relations board’s attempt to kill an Obama rule protecting third-party employees fizzled once because of a conflict of interest. Now, two representatives charge, there’s a new conflict and it involves the agency’s own use of temps.
Indeed, the long history of sexual use regulation in Minneapolis demonstrates a preoccupation with morality and real estate. What we haven’t seen enough of are regulations that focus on the workers themselves and attempt to address labor issues like workplace conditions, fair wages, and workers’ health and well-being. Regulation and reality clearly don’t line up, at least not from a labor perspective. Individuals in positions of power would do well to listen to those for whom erotic dancing is a career and who are most directly affected by adult entertainment ordinances.
Our network of sources and our own research is giving evidence to a dense network of co-op managers and administrators and associated national organizations who protect their own interests in stark contrast to the values of democratic participation imbued with being a co-op “owner.”
Momentum is building in Minneapolis and throughout Minnesota to challenge labor trafficking and its root causes.