Elizabeth Glidden Answers: Is the Working Family Agenda Dead in Minneapolis? PDF Print E-mail
Written by John Farrell   


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Sat, December 12, 8:30am – 10:00am
Wilde Roast, 65 Southeast Main Street, Minneapolis, MN 55414, United States (map)
Councilmember Glidden will join us to discuss the Working Families Agenda. A set of powerful economic justice issues—fair schedule, sick leave, and minimum wage—were introduced to the city council earlier this fall but encountered stiff resistance from the city's business community. By now, all proposed changes have been dropped or postponed. What are the prospects for these issues in 2016?  

Learn more:
Adopted Minneapolis resolution in April 2015: http://bit.ly/1O6IhwB
What happened from MinnPost: http://bit.ly/1N6GqIy
Last agenda item, paid sick leave, postponed until 2016: http://bit.ly/1OKpz0D


As usual, invite anyone interested--free and open to the public. Come, buy your coffee (the law is you can't bring food or drinks into a restaurant), learn a lot and have your questions ready.






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