I run the kitchen of the restaurant with the largest patio in Minneapolis. If the scheduling rules of the Working Families Agenda goes through I will have to quit my job. It will become impossible to run that kitchen. You can't predict the weather more than a week out. If I staff for nice weather we will have to raise our prices 50% to cover all the extra labor that we burn when the weather is bad and we cut people early or call them off. If we staff for bad weather, food will take two hours if the weather is sunny and warm. I would be better off getting a new job in St Paul or the suburbs. In general my personal politics run to the left of the DFL but these scheduling rules are just unworkable. Sick days I support. In general, it would be better to raise wages and institute single payer health care but keep work rules flexible.I'm friends/former bandmates with the chef/co-owner of Revival, and yes - he has some stories about the environment here in Minneapolis. And I will say, as someone who is generally supportive of the Working Families Agenda, that I had no idea how much fear and hatred there was of the proposals we have seen or will see here in Minneapolis. I'm not sure how much of it is founded (similar to downtown property managers' fears of a three lane 3rd Ave not being well founded) but it's definitely a real thing. Interesting to hear Klein's take.It’s not a coincidence that Revival is opening their second location in St. Paul.”
Also, I know Russel and worked with him in the past before he was a "famous" chef. He is a grade A douche. I think he is having a hard time coming to terms with the fact that competition is tougher in Minneapolis than in St Paul, and he just wasn't good enough.