MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Workers in Minneapolis are once again calling for their voices to be heard.
Before a protest in the street downtown, A group of about 100 held a silent march through Minneapolis City Hall. They’re asking the city to pass a working families agenda that would give them paid sick time and other benefits.
On Wednesday, Mayor Betsy Hodges said she’s backing off on a controversial measure that would have required businesses to schedule workers at least two weeks in advance.
“I don’t think it’s off the table and neither do the people here,” said Casey Hudak, an organizer with the group Working America. “Workers deserve fair scheduling they should have decent notice of their shifts.”
Parts of the Mayor’s plan are still up for discussion, including forcing all Minneapolis businesses to provide paid sick leave. A public hearing will be held Saturday morning at 9 a.m.