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Workforce Fairness Coalition Releases Statement on Mayor's Proposal for the Working Families Agenda

Minneapolis, MN (October 14, 2015) – The Workforce Fairness Coalition, a group of businesses, non-profits, and associations committed to keeping Minneapolis a progressive workforce leader, today released a statement in response to Mayor Betsy Hodges changes to the proposed Working Families Agenda:

“We thank Mayor Hodges for listening to the thousands of people who have raised their voices in opposition to these unworkable proposals. We’ve seen customers, employees and employers join together to share personal stories and concerns about how Minneapolis should move forward.

There are still significant questions about what is being proposed that we all need to review and understand. Employers across Minneapolis share the same goal of making sure families and workers are supported and engaged in the energy of this community.

The best way for Minneapolis to make an impact on this issue is to create a truly inclusive and transparent process that can help us all work together, a way that is above any one group’s specific agenda or political objective. ”

-Todd Klingle, president of the Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce

The next scheduled call to action for the Minneapolis PROUD initiative is at City Hall this Friday, where stakeholders will express their concerns about the proposed regulations.

Event At-A-Glance

When: Friday, October 16th at 9 a.m.

Where: Room # 132 Minneapolis City Hall

Who: A coalition of Minneapolis Business owners and employees

Why: Share impact of proposed ordinance on employees and employers

*Attention Reporters and Editors – This coalition has an engaged roster of employers and employees available for timely media interviews. We pledge to help make coordinating the booking of newsmakers for interviews easy and hassle free. All quick turn deadlines or live in-studio requests for early morning shows will be fulfilled.

About Us

Workforce Fairness Coalition is a group of businesses, non-profits and associations committed to keeping Minneapolis an innovative, progressive workforce leader. The Minneapolis PROUD initiative supports 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. For more information visit: For all media inquiries and support to schedule interviews, contact: Media liaison, Robb Leer 612.701.0608.


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