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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 […]

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RAISE WORKER VOICE CAMPAIGN CTUL: Raise Worker Voice Campaign from Ubuntu Media Productions on Vimeo. In the face of all the attacks on workers, immigrants, Muslims, women, and other marginalized communities, CTUL leaders are ready take our organizing to the next level. We are inviting you to join us in forging a path to win worker voice with tens of thousands of low-wage workers of color across Minnesota through CTUL’s Raise Worker Voice Campaign. CLICK HERE TO DONATE NOW Join us for the launch of the campaign: 6th Annual Pancake Brunch, March 12, 2017, 10am – 2pm, 3715 Chicago Ave. S., Minneapolis Learn […]

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Un Dia Sin Inmigrantes – 2/16 A Day Without Immigrants – 2/16 Click here for the Community Letter with Dozens of Community Organizations and and Leaders who have signed in solidarity with immigrant workers who participated in the Day Without an Immigrant Actions Cliquean aqui para la carta en espanol Yesterday, hundreds of thousands of immigrant workers nationwide participated in a powerful Day Without Immigrants action, responding to the attacks on immigrant communities by the Trump administration. As part of this action, hundreds of thousands of workers went on strike demanding workplaces and communities free of discrimination based on national […]