Senator Jen McEwen Celebrates Passage of Labor Policy Bill on Senate Floor 

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Today, the Minnesota Senate passed the Labor Policy Bill by a vote of 34-30. Senator Jen McEwen (DFL-Duluth) serves as Chair of the Senate Labor Committee and as chief-author on the legislation. The bill includes several provisions which enhance worker protections, address minimum wages, strengthen child labor enforcement, increase pay transparency, and many more provisions which put workers first and strengthen Minnesota’s labor industry.  

In response to the bill’s passage, Senator McEwen issued the following statement: 

“I’m proud to have led the labor policy bill and I’m grateful for all the people who made this bill what it is by bringing their stories and issues into our collective advocacy for workers. There are thousands of people in Minnesota who are working at very low wages and I wasn’t willing to let our workers wait any longer for meaningful action by the legislature. This policy affects people’s lives, it affects their ability to care for their families and children, to pay their rent and bills, and to pursue their lives in the way they want to with dignity. I’m grateful for this bill’s passage and look forward to getting it across the finish line and signed into law. “ 

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Jen McEwen represents Senate District 8 which covers the community of Duluth.

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