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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.
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.