April 15, 2015

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APRIL 2015 WEEK OF ACTION FOR WORKERS’ RIGHTS

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4.15.15 Fight for $15!

  • Unity Rally & March 4:30 – 6:00 PM. Meet at Northrop Mall, UofM (84 Church St SE, Mpls) & March to Dinkytown McD’s (407 15th Ave SE)

  • Fast Food Worker Action 6:00am. Location TBA.

Background:

We work for corporations that generate tremendous profits, but don’t pay employees enough to cover basic needs like food, health care, rent, and transportation. Many of us have families to support, and far too many of us are forced to rely on public assistance to scrape by.

In November 2012, fast food workers in New York City started organizing with just 200 workers. In 2013, we got bigger and stronger with thousands of fast food workers striking in over 150 cities. In 2014, fast food workers in the Twin Cities started organizing with CTUL and the struggle went global with actions in 33 countries and 6 continents.

And in 2015, we’re getting close to winning. Fast food workers, airport workers, home health care providers, retail workers and more are joining the fight for $15 an hour and the right to form a union without retaliation.

In the Twin Cities there will be a Week of Action with several organizations fighting for fair wages and respect from April 12-16. For details on all of the actions, keep an eye on the Minnesotan’s for a Fair Economy website.

CTUL actions include:

  • Tuesday, April 14, 11am Action with ISAIAH calling out corporate players who are lobbying against bills for workers’ rights including paid sick leave and increases in the minimum wage. Time and location TBA.
  • Wednesday, April 15, 6am, Fast Food Worker Action. Location TBA.
  • Wednesday, April 15 4:30-6pm, Unity Rally & March. Meet at Northrop Mall, UofM (84 Church St SE, Mpls) & March to Dinkytown McD’s (407 15th Ave SE)