Get involved

How you can support CTUL organizing


1. Become a CTUL Ally. Live and act on your ideals by supporting a worker-led movement fighting for livable wages, better working conditions, dignity, and a stronger voice in the workplace!  As an Ally, you will receive printed newsletters, monthly email updates, year-end reports, and special invitations to private events and leadership opportunities. Anyone who participates in CTUL actions and events can sign up as an Ally. If you haven’t yet had the opportunity to join us for an action or event you can find out more at our bi-weekly Ally meetings (information below). Or contact and request to be added to the CTUL Ally listserv so you can keep up on upcoming opportunities to get involved.

2. Become a CTUL Ally Member. We value all the time and energy our Allies devote to CTUL, but we also need financial resources to continue the fight. Even small donations make a difference. There are two options for membership:

  • Sustaining Ally Member: Minimum $10/month recurring donation. Click on the link to make a donation now.
  • One-time Ally Member: Make a one-time donation (minimum $50) for one year membership. Click on the link to make a donation now.

3. Attend CTUL Solidarity meetings. Join us twice a month for updates on the Campaign for Justice in Retail Cleaning, Fast Food Campaign, Defensores de Derechos, and to plan ways that Allies can stand with workers. Meetings are Wednesdays from 6-8pm at CTUL (2511 E. Franklin Ave., inside of Bethany Lutheran Church). Contact to find out the date of the next meeting.


4. Set up a presentation at your school, church or community organization. Workers who are leading the Campaign for Justice in Retail Cleaning and Fast Food Campaign are leading presentations about the struggle throughout the Twin Cities. Contact to arrange for a presentation.


5. Host the CTUL Photo Display: HUELGA / STRIKE!. Six 20×30 color prints by photographer Trang Do of Ten Thousand Words. In the past two years, retail janitors who work for contracted companies cleaning Target and other stores in the Twin Cities metro area have walked out on strike five times to demand and end to wage theft, unsafe working conditions, and other injustices they face on the job. This is part of a growing wave of strikes led by low-wage workers around the country, from fast food workers to retail workers at Walmart to retail janitors. The local strikes are part of the Campaign for Justice in Retail Cleaning, led by Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en la Lucha (CTUL), a low-wage worker-led organization based in the Twin Cities. Photos show individual striking workers as well as the picket line. Contact: Brian Payne,, 612-859-5750.


6. Get your CTUL t-shirt. For a $15 donation, you can get a CTUL t-shirt. Contact for more information