With an agreement on the state budget in doubt – and only days remaining in the 2017 legislative session – groups are urging Governor Mark Dayton to stop any attempts to incorporate or otherwise pass a measure undermining local government control and revoking Minneapolis and St. Paul earned sick and safe time ordinances.
Two of Minnesota’s largest public worker unions – AFSCME Council 5 and MAPE – launched a “Cuts Hurt Minnesota” campaign on social media this week to expose harmful budget cuts proposed by Republican majorities in the state House and Senate.
Supporters of funding for mass transit will rally Tuesday, May 16, at 6 p.m. at the state Capitol, next to the Capitol stop on the light rail green line. They say budget proposals would mean huge cuts to service and higher fares.
By Chelsie Glaubitz Gabiou, Minneapolis Labor Review
It’s been amazing to see the work done over the last several years to create a conversation in our local communities about workplace issues. All that effort could be undermined by proposals before the Minnesota Legislature.
Local elected officials from Twin Cities suburbs are urging Governor Mark Dayton to veto legislation that would strip local government’s authority to raise labor standards for working people in their communities.
Transit riders and operators rallied at the Capitol light rail station in St. Paul, looking to derail House Republicans’ plan to cut funding for bus, rail and Metro Mobility services by $122 million over the next two years.