City holding listening sessions this week on minimum wage
The City’s minimum wage listening sessions have begun with opportunities for people to give feedback on a potential minimum wage policy for employers in 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. Sessions include:
- Thursday, Jan. 26: East African community
Brian Coyle Center, 420 15th Ave. S.
- Monday, Jan. 30: East Town Business Partnership
- Tuesday, Feb. 7: Native American community
All My Relations Gallery (Powwow Grounds), 1414 E. Franklin Ave.
- Tuesday, Feb. 14: Minneapolis Downtown Council and Northeast Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce
DID conference rooms (TBD)
- Wednesday, Feb. 15: African-American community
NEON, 1007 W. Broadway Ave.
- Tuesday, Feb. 21: general public
Sabathani Community Center, 310 E. 38th St.
- Thursday, Feb. 23: general public
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 25, 2017