According to the state data, low-wage earners do not make use of the state’s unemployment insurance program.
The fear of losing housing, food, transportation, and basic necessities can be overwhelming.
The Minnesota Unemployment Insurance program is supposed to protect workers from these harms. Through this program, a full-time minimum wage worker who accesses unemployment insurance (UI) receives about $800-$1,000/month for six months while searching for work.
But UI does not protect all workers equally. State program data illustrate that the program heavily and disproportionately serves white males in the construction trades.
Trio Plant-Based, currently owned by Louis Hunter, opened in Sept. 2018. It’s one of the only Black-owned vegan restaurants in Minnesota and offers vegan comfort food and recently launched a new menu which highlights its soul food platters and bowls, a variety of burgers, and covered fries.
Another World is Possible: Five Decades of Revolutionary Art with Ricardo Levins Morales is open until Nov. 22 at 3715 Chicago Ave. The exhibit hours are Mon.-Wed. and Fridays. from 9am-5pm; Thurs. from 9am-8pm; and Sat. from 11am-3pm; the exhibit is closed on Sundays. For more information on Levins Morales and the exhibit you can check out: https://www.rlmartstudio.com/exhibit/
Whether it’s an ad hoc street protest, or a multi-faceted state level campaign, we need to utilize all available resources toward creating transformative change.