City holding listening sessions this week on minimum wage

The City of Minneapolis’ minimum wage listening sessions kick off today with opportunities for people to give feedback on a potential minimum wage policy for employers in the City of Minneapolis.

The listening sessions will be an opportunity for community stakeholders to share views on how a change in the minimum wage would impact them. This week’s sessions include:

Tuesday, Jan. 24: Latino community
6­­­-7:30 p.m.
Mercado Central, second floor, 1515 E. Lake St.

Wednesday, Jan. 25: Minneapolis Business Advisory Group
2:30­-3:30 p.m.
Minneapolis Police 5th Precinct meeting room, 3101 Nicollet Ave. S.

Thursday, Jan. 26: East African community
6­-7:30 p.m.
Brian Coyle Center, 420 15th Ave. S.

 

Other upcoming sessions include:

Monday, Jan. 30: East Town Business Partnership
3-4:30 p.m.
Day Block Brewing, 1105 Washington Ave. S.

Tuesday, Feb. 7: Native American community
5:30-7 p.m.
All My Relations Gallery (Powwow Grounds), 1414 E. Franklin Ave.

Tuesday, Feb. 14: Minneapolis Downtown Council and Northeast Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce
4-5:30 p.m.
Location TBD

Wednesday, Feb. 15: African-American community
3-5 p.m.
NEON, 1007 W. Broadway Ave.

Tuesday, Feb. 21: general public
6-7:30 p.m.
Sabathani Community Center, 310 E. 38th St.

Thursday, Feb. 23: general public
6-7:30 p.m.
Urban League, main gathering room, 2100 Plymouth Ave.

 

Details about the sessions will be posted at the City’s minimum wage webpage so check there to verify dates and times as additional listening sessions and details are confirmed. All meetings are open to the public, though each will have a specific audience focus. Meeting organizers will use a variety of mechanisms to engage community participants and will have interpreters available. Questions and feedback on this issue can also be sent to MinWage@minneapolismn.gov.

The City Council has directed City staff to present minimum wage policy recommendations mid-year after doing additional research and community engagement on the topic.

 

Published Jan 24, 2017

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