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Minneapolis workplace debate shifts to sick leave, drawing protests


With city leaders scrapping a controversial workplace scheduling proposal, Minneapolis workers and business owners are shifting their attention to the topic still before the City Council: Universal paid sick leave.

Workers’ groups demonstrated at City Hall on Thursday, expressing frustration over Mayor Betsy Hodges’ decision to back off her push for regulations requiring predictable work schedules — and urging council members to support the remaining pieces of Hodges’ Working Families Agenda. Meanwhile, a coalition of business owners and association leaders, concerned about some elements of the sick-leave proposal, rallied their ranks for their own City Hall gathering on Friday.


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