Ward 8 Udate Newsletters January 21, 2016

8th Ward News from Minneapolis Council Vice President Elizabeth Glidden
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January 21, 2016


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!


Wage Theft and Conditions Faced by Low-Wage Workers

Friday, January 22, 7:30-9:00 am
Turtle Bread, 4762 Chicago Ave S

Join Elizabeth on Friday January 22 for a discussion of wage theft.  What is wage theft?  Most simply, it is the failure to properly pay workers for time worked.  Despite many laws that prohibit wage theft and direct how and when employees are paid, worker experiences with wage theft are not uncommon in Minneapolis and around the country.  

We are pleased to welcome workers telling their personal stories of wage theft, members of Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en Lucha (CTUL).  Terin Mayer, Lead Organizer, from CTUL will present findings of the organization’s recent survey and report on conditions faced by low wage workers entitled “Confronting Exploitation.”  You can review the report here.  We will also be joined by Mike Wilde, Executive Director of Fair Contracting Foundation, to discuss wage violations in the construction industry; and by Michele Garnett McKenzie, Deputy Director of Advocates for Human Rights, to discuss that organization’s work to prepare recommendations regarding needed worker protections.

Please join us for a great discussion of wage theft - what is the problem, who is affected, and what are recommendations for the future.