With rapidly changing news, the COVID-19 pandemic has working Minnesotans on edge. These tough times remind us that no matter what we look like, where we live, or what's in our wallets, at our core we’re all just human.
Governor Walz and his administration are showing decisive leadership and lawmakers are taking vital first steps to reduce the virus’ spread and provide some relief to working people.
However, the Legislature must follow up their initial work with actions to ensure working Minnesotans who are directly and indirectly impacted continue to have the resources they need to do their jobs and support their families – leaving no worker behind.
Lawmakers should immediately pass legislation to shore up frontline worker safety, maintain full wage supports for impacted workers, protect our labor laws, and fast-track post-pandemic infrastructure projects.