The Minnesota Senate voted on 4/20/17 to prevent Minnesota cities from raising the minimum wage or enacting other workplace rules beyond what the state has set. The House version of the bill HF600 has already passed. The MLBA, along with several of our coalition partners, have testified in favor of the Uniform Labor Standards Bill in 5 separate House and Senate committees during the 2017 Legislative Session. The bill now sits in conference committee to iron out final details before the final bill will head to Governor Dayton’s desk. He has not said that he would veto the bill, but said he has concerns about limiting the power of cities and limiting the minimum wage.
Please call or email the governor’s office and let him know how important this bill is for your small retail business. The Governor’s office can be reached at: 651-201-3400 or Toll Free: 800-657-3717. If you prefer email, there is a contact form here.