Keith Ellison to Hold Roundtable on How the Minnesota Attorney General Can Keep More Money in Workers’ Pockets

In South St. Paul, Congressman Ellison will stress how the Minnesota Attorney General can enforce the law to ensure all workers are paid fairly for the work they do

Trump Administration officials have repeatedly rolled back protections meant to protect workers’ pay; McDonald’s was recently fined $20,000 for underpaying Minnesota workers

Over 39,000 Minnesotans suffer from withheld wages every year, totalling an estimated $12 million in lost income

MINNESOTA – On Thursday, August 2, 2018, Congressman Keith Ellison will be joined in South St. Paul by local workers to discuss how the Minnesota Attorney General can help keep more money in workers’ pockets and ensure all Minnesotans are paid fairly for the work they do. Ellison will highlight how the Minnesota Attorney General can enforce wage theft and equal pay laws to better ensure a fair economy for all, not just those already succeeding.
 
Over 39,000 Minnesota workers suffer from withheld wages every year, resulting in nearly $12 million dollars in lost income for hardworking Minnesotans, according to estimates from the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry. Just last week, McDonald’s was fined $20,000 for underpaying more than 50 Minnesota employees.
 
Since President Trump took office, his Administration has repeatedly undermined the rights of working people to be paid fairly for the work they do. The Trump Administration has opened up federal contracts to companies known to engage in wage theft; pushed a plan that would have let companies withhold tips from their employees; and has repeatedly rolled back equal pay protections.
 
At the roundtable, Ellison will talk with workers about the important role the Minnesota Attorney General can play in protecting the pocketbooks of hardworking Minnesotans.
 
This event is open to the press. Additional details are included below.
 
KEITH ELLISON HOSTS WORKER PAY ROUNDTABLE IN SOUTH ST. PAUL

  • WHO: Congressman Keith Ellison, candidate for Attorney General; Minnesota workers
  • WHAT: Ellison will hold a roundtable discussion on how the Minnesota Attorney General can enforce wage theft and equal pay protections to keep more money in Minnesotans’ pockets
  • WHEN: 9:00am, Thursday, August 2, 2018
  • WHERE: UFCW Local 1189, 266 Hardman Ave N., South St. Paul, MN 55075

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