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Super Bowl Breakfast: Support $15 and Workers’ Rights!

  • Hilton Hotel, Minneapolis 1001 Marquette Avenue Minneapolis MN 55403 United States (map)

JOIN US ON THE PICKET LINE!
"DON'T LEAVE A LEGACY OF WAGE THEFT"
"THROW THE FLAG ON POVERTY WAGES'
"YOUR GAME. OUR CITY. OUR RULES"

This Super Bowl, the same corporations that fought to keep thousands of working families in poverty by fighting against Earned Sick Time and a $15 minimum wage are sponsoring an elite event to honor community service and personal integrity in the NFL. 

The Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee, many of the same corporations that fight to keep wages low and workers in poverty, claims in its own literature that it “is turning this one-day event into a lasting legacy. To build a healthier, more active, life-changing future for all of Minnesota’s Children.” 

If the Host Committee really wants to leave a long lasting positive legacy in our communities, they must invest in local policy that supports children and their families! That means supporting $15 for all workers, fully funding enforcement, and making sure workers contracted for the Super Bowl are protected from wage theft. There are tens of thousands of workers in Minneapolis and St. Paul who are still making poverty wages and don’t have rights or a voice on the job. 

While the ultra-rich corporations that keep workers in poverty have their breakfast inside, we’ll gather outside their event for a people’s breakfast to honor the worker leaders and community members in Minneapolis and St. Paul who fight for living wages rights on the job for themselves, their families and their communities. 

We are calling on the MN Host Committee and Chamber of Commerce to:
-- Create a $500K bond to be administered by the Minneapolis Departments of Civil Rights to cover any unpaid wages for workers who work supporting the Super Bowl and whose employers commit wage theft and are unresponsive. 
--Publicly and privately support a $15 minimum wage in St. Paul with no tip penalty or carve-outs and a robust enforcement budget and mechanism to ensure that workers receive the $15 minimum wage they're fighting for.
--Publicly and privately support policy to create a long-term robust enforcement budget and mechanism in Minneapolis to ensure workers receive the wages and rights they fought for and won!

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