Workplace Partnership Group holding listening sessions with employers, employees and the community

The Workplace Partnership Group, which is developing policy recommendations related to earned sick time and paid time off, wants to hear from employers, employees and the community. Over the coming weeks, the group will hold a series of community-based listening sessions to gain insights, concerns, perspectives, experiences, and suggestions from the public.

Jan. 13, 2016: Nonprofit/Social Sector employees and employers

3:30 – 5 p.m.
St. Mary’s University – Room 105, Br. Louis Hall
2304 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Jan. 14, 2016: Small Businesses

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Bryant Lake Bowl
810 West Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55408

Jan. 14, 2016: Downtown-based Businesses

4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Minneapolis Downtown Council, Skyline Conference Room
81 South 9th Street, Suite 260
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Jan. 17, 2016: Hospitality/Service Industry

7 – 8:30 p.m.
Aster Café – River Room
125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414


6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Minneapolis Urban League
2100 Plymouth Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55411


6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Sabathani Community Center
310 East 38th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55409

Jan. 28, 2016: Public Health/Health Care

2 – 4 p.m.
Allina Commons
Pettingill Hall (lower level)
2925 Chicago Ave S
Minneapolis MN, 55407

All listening sessions are open to the public, and time may be reserved at each session to accept public comments. Each session is hosted by a member or members of the Workplace Partnership Group. More listening sessions are being planned and will be added to the Workplace Partnership Group website once they are confirmed.

The Minneapolis City Council established the Workplace Partnership Group last fall as a working group specifically tasked with developing policy recommendations related to earned sick time and paid time off.  The group will report its recommendations to the Committee of the Whole no later than Feb. 24, 2016.


Published Jan 4, 2016



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