A federal judge in Minneapolis denied a request from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to temporarily block Honeywell’s new health program. The program requires Honeywell employees to undergo health screenings such as measuring blood pressure and cholesterol, or else face a fine of up to $4,000.
Two Minnesota employees have filed complaints against Honeywell for its wellness program, and the federal government is suing to stop it.
President Barack Obama says the May jobs report shows that the economy is not creating jobs “as fast as we want,” but he says the economy will improve, during his speech Friday at Honeywell’s International Campus.
Minnesota’s former Republican governor, Tim Pawlenty, is criticizing at President Barack Obama’s economic record as he arrives in Minnesota to talk about jobs for veterans.
On Friday, President Barack Obama will be in Minneapolis, visiting the Honeywell campus, but he’s also raising money. And tickets to his fundraiser can cost up to $40,000 a pop.