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RAISE WORKER VOICE CAMPAIGN 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 more about the Raise Worker Voice Campaign

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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 This morning Puzder’s nomination was withdrawn.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 […]

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Retail Janitors Strike against Trump and Poverty Wages “We are trying to put a stop to the poverty wages…Donald Trump, he supports these low wages and he has said that he doesn’t think workers deserve better wages,” Luciano Balbuena,CTUL member and striking retail janitor, quoted in the New York Times this morning. NEW: Check out this interview by Sarah Jaffe of CTUL member Luciano Balbuena and CTUL Co-Director Veronica Mendez Moore. The transcript of this interview has been covered by Bill Moyers, In These Times, TruthOut, and The Baffler “Immigrant Workers Are Already Fighting Back Against Trump,” Michelle Chen, The Nation, January […]

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STRIKE / HUELGA! January 20, 2017 – Inauguration Day – Now more than ever it is time to act… On January 20, Donald Trump’s Inauguration Day, janitors who clean Home Depot stores in the Twin Cities will go on strike against their cleaning contractor to protest their poverty wages and Donald Trump’s anti-worker agenda – the first strike against Donald Trump in the country since his election. The two founders of Home Depot have donated millions of dollars to Trump and one of Home Depot’s major investors supports Trump. Home Depot uses the Trump model of business for its janitorial services: […]

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11.29.16 #Fightfor15 Over 1,000 workers and community allies poured out to the streets for multiple protests on November 29, 2016 calling for $15 and union rights. Some initial press coverage (click here for more press coverage of the day): “Workers block Nicollet Av. to push for $15 an hour; 21 arrested,” Tim Harlow, Star Tribune, Nov. 29. “Twin Cities Workers Join Nationwide Day of Disruption,” Ashley Cole, Fox 9 News, Nov. 29. FAST FOOD STRIKE: 5:30-7:00am Over 300 people joined an early morning action with striking fast food workers at the McDonald’s on 24th and Nicollet in South Minneapolis, where […]