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Workforce Fairness Coalition Announces Minneapolis PROUD Initiative

Local business leaders and employees to speak out against Working Families Agenda at Friday City Hall Event


MINNEAPOLIS, MN (October 15, 2015) – In response to the City of Minneapolis’ proposed “Working Families Agenda,” the Workforce Fairness Coalition announced today the launch of its the Minneapolis PROUD initiative. Local business leaders and employees from the Coalition will articulate their position on the initiative, starting with a public forum at 9 a.m. tomorrow in Minneapolis City Hall, Room No 132.

Minneapolis PROUD’s mission is to raise up the innovative and responsive workplace environment that exists in Minneapolis. Yesterday Mayor Betsy Hodges announced changes to the proposed Working Families Agenda but the coalition says there's still more work to be done.

“There are still significant questions about what is being proposed that we all need to review and understand,” said Todd Klingel, president of the Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce. “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.”

Stakeholders from the Coalition will present Minneapolis PROUD’s message at Friday’s gathering. City Council President Barbara Johnson plans to attend.

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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