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After big wins for paid sick time in Minneapolis and St. Paul, we need to make sure corporate lobbyists don't steal sick time from 150,000 workers!

After big wins for paid sick time in Minneapolis and St. Paul, we need to make sure corporate lobbyists don't steal sick time from 150,000 workers!

Tell Gov. Dayton: protect local control, veto preemption!

Update: Gov. Dayton has said he will VETO preemption! But he left the door open to including it in final negotiations. Call to thank him for agreeing to veto, and urge him to keep it out of a final deal!

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Big business lobbyists have proposed a bill in the Minnesota legislature called "local preemption" that would prevent cities from passing their own higher labor standards and minimum wages. This ...

Update: Gov. Dayton has said he will VETO preemption! But he left the door open to including it in final negotiations. Call to thank him for agreeing to veto, and urge him to keep it out of a final deal!

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Big business lobbyists have proposed a bill in the Minnesota legislature called "local preemption" that would prevent cities from passing their own higher labor standards and minimum wages. This bill, taken from corporate lobby group ALEC, would REPEAL paid sick time in Minneapolis and St. Paul; make it ILLEGAL for cities to raise the minimum wage; and DESTROY cities' power to set higher standards for wages and working conditions.

 

This is a direct attack on the workers of color who have been leading the fight for a $15 minimum wage, paid sick time, and better scheduling policies in an effort to close the worst racial disparities in the nation -- and a clear power grab by corporate special interests.

 

What's more, this is an attack on local democracy. Every community is different, and local governments should be able to set standards that work for their community. Stopping local governments from addressing their communities' needs is not how we solve the pressing problems facing Minnesota. In the era of Trump, legislators are developing more and more creative attacks on our democratic process -- and it's up to us to stop them.

 

Tell Gov. Dayton to VETO this bill and keep it out of final negotiations.

 

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Call Gov. Mark Dayton

Gov. Mark Dayton Gov. Mark Dayton Governor of Minnesota 651-201-3400

State your name and where you live!

If you have a personal story about needing paid sick time or an increase to the minimum wage, share it!

  • Thank Gov. Dayton for saying he will veto the preemption bill, which would seal sick time from 150,000 people and stop cities from raising the minimum wage!
  • Tell him to stand strong and make sure it stays out of final negotiations!

More background on the bill:

  • The preemption bill, HF 600 / SF ...

State your name and where you live!

If you have a personal story about needing paid sick time or an increase to the minimum wage, share it!

  • Thank Gov. Dayton for saying he will veto the preemption bill, which would seal sick time from 150,000 people and stop cities from raising the minimum wage!
  • Tell him to stand strong and make sure it stays out of final negotiations!

More background on the bill:

  • The preemption bill, HF 600 / SF 580, would steal sick time protections from over 150,000 workers
  • It would greatly harm democracy by preventing local governments from addressing the issues facing their communities
  • It would disproportionately target the workers of color who have been winning real gains in our cities to close our worst-in-the-nation racial disparities
  • This is a power grab by corporate lobby groups away from our local comunities.
  • VETO this bill, and do everything possible to make sure the bill does not become law!

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