The group tasked with coming up with a citywide sick leave proposal for Minneapolis has scheduled six "listening sessions" to gather input from members of the public.
The 19-member Workplace Partnership Group began meeting in December and plans to forward a recommendation to the City Council in late February. The group is made up of business owners, workers and representatives from business and labor groups. It was created following weeks of discussions over the Working Families Agenda proposed by Mayor Betsy Hodges and some members of the council.
The first listening session, aimed at Latino employees and employers, will be held Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Mercado Central, located at 1515 E. Lake Street.
Other upcoming meetings:
-Jan. 7, for those in manufacuturing and construction. Meeting will be from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Minneapolis Labor Center, 312 Central Avenue.
-Jan. 14, for small businesses. Meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bryant Lake Bowl, 810 W. Lake Street.
-Jan. 14, for downtown businesses. Meeting from 4:30 p.m. to 630 p.m., Minneapolis Downtown Council Skyline Conference Room, 81 S. 9th Street, Suite 260.
-Jan 17, for the hospitality and service industry, from 7 p.m to 8:30 p.m., Aster Café, River Room, 125 SE Main Street.
-Jan. 28, for public health and health care, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Allina Commons, Pettingill Hall (lower level,) 2925 Chicago Avenue S.