Ward 8 Update Newsletters September 23, 2015

8th Ward News from Minneapolis Council Vice President Elizabeth Glidden
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September 23, 2015


Elizabeth Glidden
350 S. 5th St.
City Hall, Room 307
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Phone: 612-673-2208



Every Monday morning, 9-11:00 a.m.
Sabathani Community Center 
310 E 38th Street, 1st floor hallway nearest to the parking lot

Call for an appointment or just
drop by!



City of Lakes

Early Mornings with Elizabeth


Friday, September 25, 7:30am – 9:00am
Turtle Bread, 4762 Chicago Ave S

State and Local Working Families Policies:  A Discussion Featuring House Leader Paul Thissen, State of MN Health Department Legislative Director Melissa Finnegan and Council Member Elizabeth Glidden 

Please join Elizabeth as she welcomes special guest House Leader Paul Thissen for a discussion of State and Local Working Families Policies, and State of MN Health Department Legislative Director Melissa Finnegan for a presentation on their research study, “White Paper on Paid Leave and Health.”

At the State, legislative leaders approved a minimum wage increase after much debate in 2014 and have introduced bills on many workplace policies including paid family leave, paid sick leave, and fair scheduling.

In Minneapolis, city leaders have expressed support for earned sick and safe (paid sick) and fair scheduling ordinances and are hosting conversations about these policies throughout the city.  You can see details on the Minneapolis draft policies here and send in your comments.

Join us for a discussion of working families policies and policy gaps at the national, state and local level.  Learn more about Minneapolis' policy proposals and how to share your input.  We look forward to seeing you!

Minneapolis 2nd Annual

Trans* Equity Summit


In partnership with the City of Minneapolis, the second annual Minneapolis Trans* Equity Summit will take place Sept. 24. The asterisk indicates an umbrella term for people who identify as transgender as well as people who do not identify with the gender they were assigned at birth. The focus of this year’s summit is the criminal justice system in the context of the trans* community.

The summit will take place during Visibili “T”- The Catalyst Series at Intermedia Art. This will be a six-week photography exhibition at the gallery that offers an in-depth look at the lives of Minneapolis’ trans* community. That exhibition runs Sept. 17-Oct. 31.

Trans* Equity Summit
1:00-5:00p.m. Thursday Sept. 24, 2015
Intermedia Arts Gallery
2822 Lyndale Ave. South

Opening night reception
6:00 – 9:00p.m.
Intermedia Arts Gallery
2822 Lyndale Ave. South

"Free CeCe" film excerpt will be followed by a panel discussion on criminal justice featuring Moderator Jason Sole, MPD Chief Janee Harteau, CeCe McDonald, Reverend Dr. Barbara Holmes and Roxanne Anderson

More information is available at http://www.intermediaarts.org/VisibiliT

Update: Working Families Agenda

city hall

Council Member Glidden and her City Council colleagues are working with staff to develop policy proposals in the areas of earned safe and sick (paid sick time) and fair scheduling, as well as addressing wage theft through effective enforcement mechanisms and partnership with state and federal agencies that enforce existing wage and hour laws.  The Council has requested staff to present proposed ordinances in these areas by the end of 2015.

We are seeking input on draft policy proposals for earned safe and sick time through meetings with businesses, workers, and community members.  You can view the draft policy proposals here. Comments can be summited to workingfamilies@minneapolismn.gov through October 16, 2015.

Here are some opportunities to learn more about the Working Families Agenda and give your feedback:

Early Mornings with Elizabeth, September 25, 7:30-9 am, at Turtle Bread, 4762 Chicago Ave 

Community Forum with Council Members Glidden, Palmisano, and Quincy, September 30, 6:30-7:30 pm, at Mayflower Church, 106 E Diamond Lake Rd

MPLSWorks Workers Forum Meeting with Council Members Bender, Cano and Glidden, October 1, 6:30pm, at Central Area Neighborhood Development Association, 3736 Chicago Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55407

Lyndale Business Association, October 13, 12-1pm, Fifth Precinct Police Department, 3101 Nicollet Ave

Southwest Business Association, October 1, 10-11:30am, location TBD