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Paid Sick Days in Mpls and St. Paul, & $15 Minimum Wage in Mpls Dias Enfermos Pagados en Mpls y St. Paul, & Salario Minimo de $15 en Mpls Through years of struggle, low-wage workers in the Twin Cities have won important new workplace rights, including paid sick time in Minneapolis and St. Paul, and a $15 minimum wage in Minneapolis. These victories came because of the leadership of low-wage workers who led multiple strikes, marches, meetings with elected officials, and much more. Now it is up to workers to defend our new rights. Click here to learn how to […]

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VICTORY! / VICTORIA!     On Friday, June 30th, 2017, the Minneapolis City Council voted 11 – 1 to pass a $15 minimum wage. This historic vote comes on the eve of CTUL’s 10 year anniversary and  and years of work with many other organizations fighting to win. CTUL members have organized to change the conversation and the reality for low wage workers over the last 10 years in the Twin Cities.   Beginning January 1st, 2018, the minimum wage will increase to $10.00 and continue to rise until July 1st, 2022, when all workers in Minneapolis will be paid […]

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    Supporters of a $15 Minimum Wage with No Carve Outs in Minneapolis Flood Public Testimony, Highlight Overwhelming Support for Ordinance   On Thursday afternoon, the Minneapolis city council held a public hearing about the proposed $15 municipal minimum wage. Testifiers voiced overwhelming support for a $15 minimum wage for all Minneapolis workers, highlighting the need for a policy with no exemptions or carve-outs, strong enforcement mechanisms, and prompt implementation.     “I work at Pizza Luce in the back of the house and we need to raise the minimum wage to $15 and still be able to get […]

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Stand Up for $15 in Minneapolis After years of low-wage workers organizing against poverty wages, the Minneapolis City Council has finally introduced the initial language for a $15 minimum wage ordinance. Click here for more information. Join us: Public Hearing for $15 in Minneapolis, June 22nd, 3pm, Mpls City Hall

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CTUL HEADS TO BON-TON SHAREHOLDERS MEETING     CTUL leaders are heading to York, PA to the Bon-Ton Shareholders Meeting once again this year to educate shareholders on the poor working conditions they face cleaning Herberger’s stores in the Twin Cities and to call on Herberger’s to adopt a responsible contractor policy.   Last year, Leticia Zuniga, a leader with CTUL and retail janitor attended the meeting and spoke with Bon-Ton executives. “We went to York, Pennsylvania to the annual shareholder’s meeting of Bon-Ton Corporation, which runs Herberger’s brand stores in Minnesota. We spoke to the CEO and a vice […]

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Retail Janitors Are Heading to Home Depot Shareholders Meeting on 5/18 Click here to sign a petition supporting workers     My name is Elizabeth Mejia Campillo and I work for Kimco Services as a retail janitor cleaning a Home Depot and a Kohl’s in the Twin Cities. At Kimco, we have repeatedly asked for raises and have not received them. We don’t have access to any benefits such as paid sick days or vacation time. Many of my co-workers are losing hours as Kimco continues to make us do the same work in less and less time. As the […]

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Dia Sin Inmigrantes y Dia Internacional del Trabajadora 2017 CTUL members cited in New York Times article: “On May Day, Protesters Take to the Streets Nationwide,” Jennifer Medina and Vivian Yee, May 1, 2017. Click here for all of the press coverage of the day 9:30-10:30am Picket with Striking Retail Janitors outside of Home Depot Video by Labor Education Services Hundreds of striking workers and community allies came out for the first action of the day outside of the Home Depot in Northeast Minneapolis. Subcontracted retail janitors who clean stores like Home Depot and Herberger’s are on strike to protest degrading working conditions […]

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International Workers Day / Un Dia Sin Inmigrantes 5.1.17 HUELGA!  STRIKE! May 1st is International Workers’ Day, commemorating the Haymarket affair and immigrant workers’ fight for an eight-hour workday in the 1880s. This year immigrant workers across the country are calling for a General Strike on May 1st, including no work, no school, and no shopping. In the Twin Cities, workers will be striking to fight against the racist and anti-immigrant policies of the Trump administration, and to demand respect on the job, $15 an hour, and the right to organize without fear of retaliation. Stand with workers on May 1, 2017: 9:30-10:30am, Retail Janitors Strike, Outside of […]