Several actions are planned on Sept. 4, Labor Day, in Rochester and the Twin Cities, to support a $15 minimum wage and enforcement of paid sick time ordinances, as well as community involvement in infrastructure decisions.
Minneapolis firmly established itself as a leader in supporting working families and combatting poverty and racism with the City Council’s action Friday to approve a citywide minimum wage of $15 an hour.
PoliGraphix Art Collective and CTUL, a Minneapolis-based worker center, are collaborating on the "General Strike / Huelga General" art exhibit in celebration of strikes, protests and popular resistance.
One worker after another, they described how employers failed to pay them for work they performed. They included a truck driver, a home health care worker, a retail cleaner and a school worker. All spoke at a roundtable Wednesday hosted by the University of Minnesota Labor Education Service and moderated by Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith.
Six workers and a union contractor told legislators how stealing employees' pay hurt them, their families and the state. They testified in favor of the Wage Theft Prevention Act at a Minnesota Senate committee hearing.
Chanting “Exploitation has got to go!” dozens of farm workers and supporters converged on the Wendy’s restaurant in north Minneapolis Monday, calling on the company to honor the human rights of the workers who help produce their food.