Wage Theft

MN Joins States Bolstering Wage-Theft Enforcement

Benson said there’s also been a lot of reported violations of overtime pay regulations. But even with states taking action, he said making employees aware of such laws is still a challenge – which ultimately reduces their impact

Construction Workers

Study: Minnesota Apprenticeship Enrollment Up 27% Since 2014

“Minnesota’s registered apprenticeship programs provide participants with job skills that simply cannot be learned in college,” said MEPI Policy Director Frank Manzo. “They offer tuition-free career training that boosts participant earnings by an average of $4,700 per year—nearly double the average for associate’s degree and more than many bachelor’s degrees.”

Proposed Ordinance Could Go Further

As a progressive city, Minneapolis needs to spearhead better standards for all workers. We can easily achieve this in at least one field by 2020 with the proposed changes to the Adult Entertainment ordinance.

Strippers in City Hall

Sex Workers and The City

We are the Sex Workers Outreach Project (SWOP), and we are a non-hierarchal, consensus-based, autonomous chapter of a national organization that advocates for the human rights of people in the sex trades. We view ourselves as part of the broader coalition of prison abolition and anti-state violence work.