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With time running out in this year’s legislative session, workers urged lawmakers to make permanent a policy that provides up to six weeks of paid parental leave for state employees who have babies or adopt children.
Community groups, labor unions and the movement for a $15 minimum wage are ramping up efforts against state legislation that would take away cities’ power to pass their own laws. Preemption bills appear headed to final votes in both the Minnesota House and Senate.
Minneapolis is in the spotlight as elected officials grapple with the question of raising the city’s minimum wage – and workers across the country are watching, a national expert on the restaurant industry said Tuesday.