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Community groups, labor unions and the movement for a $15 minimum wage are ramping up efforts against state legislation that would take away cities’ power to pass their own laws. Preemption bills appear headed to final votes in both the Minnesota House and Senate.
Minneapolis is in the spotlight as elected officials grapple with the question of raising the city’s minimum wage – and workers across the country are watching, a national expert on the restaurant industry said Tuesday.
Workers and communities suffer – and businesses face unfair competition – when companies cheat their employees through wage theft, advocates said Wednesday at the state Capitol. They called on the Legislature to pass measures that would strengthen enforcement against this widespread problem.
Fast food executive Andrew Puzder, the controversial nominee for U.S. Secretary of Labor, withdrew Wednesday, numerous news outlets reported, drawing applause from unions and other groups that had opposed him.
With Andrew Puzder, President Trump’s nominee for Labor Secretary, set for a hearing before the U.S. Senate Thursday, workers in Minnesota and across the nation made a final effort to stop his confirmation.
The workers who used to make Oreo cookies on Chicago's southwest side - and saw their jobs outsourced to Mexico - brought their campaign for justice to the University of MInnesota recently as part of a nationwide tour of college campuses.
With the clock ticking to the midnight Saturday expiration of a 14-state AT&T contract covering 21,000 workers, local members of the Communications Workers of America rallied outside an AT&T call center in Bloomington Friday morning.