Hospitality, Culinary, and Restaurant Industry Event 


Saru Jayaraman of the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley will present “Tipping Point: Why the Minneapolis Minimum Wage Debate Matters Nationally” on Tuesday, February 21, from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. at the U of MN Carlson School of Management, 3M Auditorium- 321 19th Ave S, Room 1-115,  in Minneapolis.

In this talk sponsored by the Minneapolis Regional Labor Federation and other labor and community groups, she will explore the little-known history of tipping in the United States, as well as the general history of the food industry and place contemporary minimum wage debates in Minneapolis and Minnesota in a national context of the fight to improve pay and working conditions for all workers. This includes illustrating how tip penalties impact workers in the 43 states that have them, and highlighting how women are disproportionately impacted and how wage theft is accelerated in a tip penalty environment when employers have the discretion to track tips. For more information, click here. 

Minneapolis Plumbers Apprenticeship Program

Minneapolis Plumbers JJATC will take applications for both the Minneapolis and St Cloud apprenticeship programs

Monday, February 27 – Friday, March 10, 2017 from 8:00 am – 3:30 pm at the Plumbing Technology Building located on the NE corner of the Dunwoody campus- 818 Dunwoody Blvd in Minneapolis.

Applications are open only one time per year and must be filled out in person. Follow this link for more information and FAQs:



Minneapolis Firefighters Cadet Applications Opening Soon

Information sessions are coming up soon on how to become a Minneapolis Firefighter Cadet and future member of Minneapolis Firefighters Local #82. Applications go live on the City of Minneapolis website starting April 17.

You can attend an info session to learn more about exams and requirements. More info, click here. 

All sessions are from 6:00 PM-7:30 PM at these locations:
Monday Feb. 27 – UROC- 2001 Plymouth Av N\

Tuesday Mar. 7- American Indian Women's Resource Ctr- 2300 15th Av S

Tuesday, Mar. 14 – Firefighter's Local #82- 1811 University Av NE

Monday, Mar. 20 – Cedar Riverside Opportunity Ctr- 515 15th Av S