Workforce Fairness Coalition Urges Even More Collaboration
Coalition Statement Released Tonight is in Response to Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges' New Position on Workplace Rules
Minneapolis, MN (October 6, 2015) – “Responsible employers across Minneapolis appreciate the Minneapolis Mayor and Councilmembers for their acknowledgment today of the profound complications with the proposed Working Families Agenda.
A healthy policy conversation involves bringing everyone together in a collaborative process to find workable solutions. The possible modifications to the Working Families Agenda announced fall far short of consensus. There is much work to be done, and many voices to be heard including those of immigrant business owners who have yet to see information from the City about the proposals in their native language. We encourage employers, employees, and customers from across the city to stay engaged and continue sharing how a one size fits all mandate won’t work for Minneapolis.”
-Todd Klingel, president of the Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce
Workforce Fairness Coalition is a group of businesses, non-profits and associations committed to keeping Minneapolis an innovative, progressive workforce leader. We support ensuring families and employers are able to create flexible work environments that benefit everyone. Formed in response to political pressure attempting to create a one size fits all ‘Working Families Agenda’ that inserts the City of Minneapolis into the employer-employee relationship, we are committed to ensuring every workplace is fair and equitable, that an honest day's work yields an honest day's pay, and that Minneapolis employees and employers maintain fairness in the workplace.