Saint Paul, MN – Joel Smith, President and Business Manager of LIUNA Minnesota and North Dakota issued this statement today.
"LIUNA members and Minnesota construction workers can count on Keith Ellison to protect their paychecks, healthcare and pensions. We invite all Minnesotans to join us in supporting Keith Ellison - the Working People's Lawyer."
Ellison created the first-ever Wage Theft Unit in the Attorney General’s Office that investigates and litigates complaints of wage theft and other workplace fraud and abuse perpetrated against Minnesotans of all backgrounds, especially the most vulnerable. The office of Attorney General Ellison has so far put over $270,000 back into Minnesotans' pockets by enforcing a new anti-wage theft law he and Governor Walz helped pass.
Smith adds, "Attorney General Ellison believes workers should take home every dollar they've earned on the job and employers should pay all wages earned, including overtime. Keith Ellison has made protecting workers' paychecks a priority. As promised, he is protecting Minnesotans' wages from theft."