In her State of the City Address, Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges announced a bold working families policy agenda. In her speech, Mayor Hodges called for fair and predictable scheduling for shift workers, increased protections against wage theft, and earned sick and safe time.
State and local Labor leaders applauded Mayor Hodges’ agenda.
Minnesota AFL-CIO President Shar Knutson said:
“While Republicans in the Legislature put up roadblocks on what should be basic protections for every Minnesota worker, Mayor Hodges’ Minneapolis Working Families Agenda will put good ideas into action.
Minneapolis has the opportunity to serve as an example of how we all benefit when workers have improved working standards and conditions. We are hopeful that policymakers will see Minneapolis’ success and expand these and other worker protections to all Minnesotans.”
Minneapolis Regional Labor Federation President Bill McCarthy said:
“Workers in Minneapolis will have fair and predictable scheduling that will allow for more time with their families. They will have stronger protections against employers who fail to pay the wages they have earned. They will also no longer have to choose between a paycheck or going to work sick.
We are excited to work with Mayor Hodges and the City Council on implementing the Working Families Agenda.”