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11 Jun ‘20

Guest column calls on Legislature to pass large bonding bill

2020-06-11T16:38:47-05:00June 11th, 2020|Categories: CGMC Programs, COVID-19, Economic Development, Environment, Jobs, Media, News, News and Events, Special Session, Transportation|

CGMC Executive Director Bradley Peterson penned a guest column for the online news site Minnesota Reformer in which he called on the Minnesota Legislature to pass a bonding bill during the upcoming special session that invests at least $1.5 billion in critical infrastructure projects around the state. In his column, . . .

9 Jun ‘20

Webinar: Public Sector Labor Negotiations and Workforce Cost-Cutting in a COVID-19 Economy

2020-06-09T12:00:36-05:00June 9th, 2020|Categories: Archived Webinars, COVID-19, Events, Labor & Employee Relations, News, Webinar|

This webinar explored what public employers are planning for wage settlements and benefits and cost-cutting with their workforce. Practical and legal strategies will be discussed for negotiating economic and language items and implementing cost-cutting measures related to wage and benefit freezes, reducing work hours, furloughs, hiring freezes, voluntary separation incentives, layoffs, and subcontracting.    

18 May ‘20

Legislature grinds to inconclusive finish; special session virtually certain

2020-05-18T14:39:12-05:00May 18th, 2020|Categories: Bonding, CGMC Programs, COVID-19, News, Special Session|

The Minnesota Legislature failed to resolve most of the biggest outstanding issues before quietly adjourning at midnight Sunday. Significant items of CGMC concern went unfinished, including a bonding bill and distribution of federal CARES Act money to local governments. Each side will spin its reasons and likely acknowledge that it . . .

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