Too many Minnesotans are forced to work more than forty hours a week in low-paying jobs to make ends meet. Others face bad working conditions or a hostile workplace environment. It is up to our legislature to pass fair labor laws in Minnesota that will protect our workers, ensure that all are paid a fair wage, prevent exploitation, and hold employers accountable. As a democratic socialist, I know that a robust labor movement is central to achieving progressive change. I stand with my fellow workers as we fight for a living wage, paid sick/safe leave, parental leave, and more.