Supporters of funding for mass transit will rally Tuesday, May 16, at 6 p.m. at the state Capitol, next to the Capitol stop on the light rail green line. They say budget proposals would mean huge cuts to service and higher fares.
By Chelsie Glaubitz Gabiou, Minneapolis Labor Review
It’s been amazing to see the work done over the last several years to create a conversation in our local communities about workplace issues. All that effort could be undermined by proposals before the Minnesota Legislature.
Local elected officials from Twin Cities suburbs are urging Governor Mark Dayton to veto legislation that would strip local government’s authority to raise labor standards for working people in their communities.
Transit riders and operators rallied at the Capitol light rail station in St. Paul, looking to derail House Republicans’ plan to cut funding for bus, rail and Metro Mobility services by $122 million over the next two years.
Licensed teachers in Minnesota need your help. Like many of the other trades and professions in Minnesota, teacher’s licenses are governed by a professional standards board, comprised of a healthy majority of their peers. Write Governor Dayton to make sure this is maintained.
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.