IBEW Monthly Political Newsletter
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MINNESOTA ALLOWS TIME OFF TO VOTE
As a reminder, Minnesota Law allows workers to take time off to vote without losing pay.
From the Secretary of State Website:
You have a right to take time off work to vote without losing your pay, personal leave, or vacation time:
- Your employer must pay you for the time you need to vote, if it falls within your scheduled work time. Your employer cannot require you to use personal leave or vacation time (see Minnesota Statutes 204C.04 and 204C.08 subd. 1d).
- Take only as much time as you need to vote and go to work.
- Your employer cannot directly or indirectly refuse, limit, or interfere with this right, including what time you choose to vote.
- Your employer can ask that you tell them when you will be gone, and ask that employees coordinate their absences to minimize workplace disruptions.
For more information: https://www.sos.state.mn.us/elections-voting/election-day-voting/time-off-work-to-vote/
THE BELOW LISTED CANDIDATES ARE PROVEN FRIENDS OF THE IBEW AND HAVE BEEN ENDORSED BY THE IBEW LOCAL 292 COPE COMMITTEE. (CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES)
LOCAL ELECTIONS NOVEMBER 2nd
EARLY VOTING STARTS SEPTEMBER 17th
Nathan Coulter Bloomington City Council at Large
Patrick Martin Bloomington City Council D4
Jacob Frey Minneapolis Mayor
Kevin Reich Minneapolis Ward 1
Yusra Arab Minneapolis Ward 2
LaTrisha Vetaw Minneapolis Ward 4
Lisa Goodman Minneapolis Ward 7
Chris Parsons Minneapolis Ward 10
Emily Koski Minneapolis Ward11
Andrew Johnson Minneapolis Ward 12
Linea Palmisano Minneapolis Ward 13
Jim Leuthner St. Louis Park Ward 3
Who you vote for is your own business. You should know that after careful consideration and selection, the above candidates have been endorsed by the IBEW Local 292 COPE Committee; they are candidates that will fight for Labor and the values of working men and women and our families if they are elected to office.
Check on this page frequently for any updated and new endorsements.
If you have any questions about the candidates listed or not listed here or any candidates outside of the IBEW Local 292 geographical area, please go to the MN AFL-CIO endorsements website for a list of Labor friendly candidates:
Andy Snope firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-617-4238.