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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 […]

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Puzder Resigns, Minnesota State Legislature Introduces Wage Theft Proposal When we fight, we win! Feb. 15, 2017. In the face of overwhelming odds, low-wage worker leaders with CTUL are standing up and winning real change. On Monday CTUL fast food worker members protested outside of Hardees in St. Paul as part of a nationwide fast food worker-led action to say No to Andrew Puzder (CEO of Hardees) for U.S. Department of Labor Secretary. This morning Puzder’s nomination was withdrawn. One year ago, when asked about wage theft Governor Dayton stated: “It’s the first I’ve heard of that concern…I’d want to talk to Commissioner Ken […]

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CTUL Job Openings Alright y’all – we know that times are tough right now, but every grassroots organization knows that with every challenge comes opportunities; and the bigger the challenge, the bigger the opportunity. Join a team of worker leaders and organizers at CTUL as we grow the movement to not just resist oppression, but to build and win alternatives: Donor Organizer: CTUL is seeking applications for a full-time position as a Donor Organizer. This position will lead the work of organizing individual donors, and will work with a team on the Raise Workers’ Voices Campaign to raise approximately $1.5 million in two years […]

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6th Annual CTUL Pancake Brunch Fundraiser March 12, 2017, 10:00am – 2:00pm 3715 Chicago Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN It’s almost time for CTUL’s 6th Annual Pancake Brunch Fundraiser! Now more than ever we need to stand with each other to build a power movement of the people. In this spirit, we will be launching the Raise Workers’ Voices Campaign at this year’s Brunch – a campaign aimed at our organizing to the next level, winning fair wages, fair working conditions, and a voice in the workplace with thousands of low-wage workers across the state. Join us to learn more and to become a […]