ST. PAUL, Minn. — On Tuesday, Senator Judy Seeberger’s (DFL-Afton) bill that would protect construction workers from wage theft violations from their employer was heard in the Senate Labor Committee. In response, Senator Seeberger released the following statement:
“Every Minnesotan should be paid for the work they do and at the rate agreed upon by the worker and their employer, it’s that simple. My bill will address some of the known poor practices that have been used by some subcontractors to exploit workers for their own gain. It’s predatory, it’s anti-worker, and it’s wrong. Minnesota’s construction workers work very hard and often in physically-demanding and dangerous environments. Offering livable and ethical wages to these workers is not a corner that should be cut in our labor industry – especially when it violates the original wage agreement.”
SF 1988 passed on a voice vote and was referred to the Judiciary Committee.