Opponents Rally Against Pre-Emption Legislation

ST. PAUL (WCCO) — Opponents of legislation posed to limit local control of labor ordinances plan to rally Thursday morning at the State Capitol.

The bill, which was passed by both the House and the Senate, aims to create uniform state labor laws and abolishes local labor ordinances that establish some benefits, like paid sick leave and minimum wage.

Those in favor of the legislation argue the law would keep labor standards fair and consistent and would eliminate confusion.

Opponents claim the legislation would target workers in Minneapolis, which just passed a sick and safe time law taking effect on July 1.

They say it will rob 150,000 people of paid sick time and more than 72,000 of a $15 minimum wage.

Last week, Gov. Mark Dayton told WCCO’s Pat Kessler he would veto the legislation if it makes it to his desk.

Despite its passage, the House and the Senate still need to work out differences in the language of both versions of the bill.

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  1. We already have statutes that regulate city charters — Minneapolis is just ignoring the laws.

  2. See BS is aka for Alt-right racist! Cite your sources! Stop hiding!

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