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Senator Al Franken Joins Minnesota Members to Discuss Paid Sick and Safe Leave and Paid Family Leave
  Today, small business owners from Minneapolis and St Paul discussed earned sick and safe time and paid family leave policies with Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.) at Birchwood Cafe in Minneapolis. “Though very diverse, Minneapolis has some of highest income and racial disparities in our country. 52% of black workers... Read more
Paid Sick Days Bill Passes Vermont Senate
  Matt Birong, owner of 3 Squares Cafe in Vergennes testifies before committee in support of H.187, the Healthy Workplaces bill On Wednesday, February 3, The Vermont State Senate gave approval to the Healthy Workplaces bill (H.187) with a strong bi-partisan vote of 21-8. The approval came after several amendments... Read more
US Department of Labor Kicks Off Regional "Worker Voice Summits" in Minneapolis
Danny Schwartzman, owner of Common Roots Café in Minneapolis, and the Main Street Alliance of Minnesota joined a roundtable discussion this week hosted by the US Department of Labor ahead of a kickoff event launching a nationwide series of regional “Worker Voice Summits.” Minneapolis hosted the first in the series... Read more
Main Street Alliance of Oregon members take part in the launch of A Better Oregon campaign
This past Saturday the Main Street Alliance of Oregon took part in the launch of A Better Oregon winter campaign. The campaign is moving a tax measure forward that would tax Oregon's largest corporations, those grossing over $25 million annually. The added tax revenue created would provide additional funding for... Read more



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