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After Day of Action, CTUL Calls On Kohl’s To Meet With The Workers Who Clean Their Stores And Apologize For The Violent Behavior Of Mall Security Peaceful protesters assaulted while singing Christmas carols in Eden Prairie Mall. Retail janitors and their community allies walked through the Eden Prairie Mall on Nov. 29 to call on Kohl’s to implement a Responsible Contractor Policy. Retail janitors and community allies showed up to the mall in the Christmas spirit wearing Santa hats, singing Christmas carols with  lyrics that included their asks, and even “Santa Claus!” The holiday spirit quickly melted away when the mall […]

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11.29.16 #Fightfor15 Over 300 people joined an early morning action at the McDonald’s on 24th and Nicollet in South Minneapolis, where 21 striking fast food workers and community allies were arrested in peaceful act of civil disobedience for $15 and union rights “We are out here today on strike and risking arrest,” said Steven Suffridge, CTUL  member and McDonald’s employee. “We have been organizing for a few years now and have won raises in cities all across America. Here in the Twin Cities we have won paid sick days and will continue to fight until we win $15 and a union. […]

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016 A DAY OF RESISTANCE FOR $15 AND UNION RIGHTS The time is now! Workers from 10 different industries representing around a quarter of the entire workforce in the Twin Cities metro area unite in the #Fightfor15, calling on corporations and elected officials to ensure that $15 for families becomes a reality in Minneapolis and in all of Minnesota. Highlights include: 5:30-7:00am, Fast Food Workers Strike, McDonald’s at 2400 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis. Last year Teresa Benson, a Minneapolis fast food worker and CTUL leader in the #Fightfor15, passed away. Despite working at McDonald’s for years, Teresa was homeless, had no […]

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Job Opening: CTUL Coordinator of the Raise Workers’ Voices Campaign   Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en la Lucha (CTUL) is seeking applications for a full-time, two-year position as Coordinator of the Raise Workers’ Voices Campaign. This position will own the work of organizing individual donors, labor partners, and foundations to raise approximately $1.5 million in two years to take CTUL’s work to the next level. Click here for more information.