Las Posadas

“Las Posadas: March for Dignity and Respect” December 18, 2018 CTUL members who work in construction have been working with national and local experts to create a new program that will end labor trafficking and other serious violations of workers’ rights in construction: Building Dignity and Respect Standards Council (BDC). On December 18, CTUL members and allies marched down Lake Street for Las Posadas March as part of our ongoing campaign calling on construction Developers to work with BDC to end labor trafficking, wage theft, and other serious abuses in the construction industry. Click here for a report on the […]

We Won $15!

We Won $15! Today we celebrate our victory on passing $15 minimum wage in the City of Saint Paul. This victory was the result of the continued efforts of compassionate, brave, and relentless low wage workers, who believe a better world is at the reach of our hands.   All workers deserve to take care of their needs and enjoy time with their families and the important people in their lives, and because of that, they deserve a living wage. CTUL members and fast-food workers launched this fight in the Twin Cities four years ago, and have been on the […]

Twin Cities Contractor Charged with Human Trafficking, Other Charges

Twin Cities Contractor Charged with Human Trafficking, Other Charges Case involves construction projects led by large Developers and General Contractors, including Reuter Walton and Lennar Read Workers’ Response to the Labor Trafficking case here Click here for CTUL’s Press Release Press Coverage: “Contractor Ricardo Batres Charged with Labor Trafficking, Revealing Immigrant Worker Abuse,” Filiberto Nolasco, Work Day Minnesota, September 26, 2018. “This Labor-Trafficking Case Exposes the Seedy Subcontracting Underbelly,” Michelle Chen, The Nation, September 28, 2018. “Culpan a a Contratista de Explotacion de Trabajadores,” El Minnesota Hoy, September 28, 2018.

CTUL receives Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Award

CTUL receives Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Award                           On June 20, 2018, CTUL will receive the 2018 Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Award, presented by Jobs with Justice in recognition of our work to transform the retail janitorial industry in the Twin Cities metro area. U.S. Representative Keith Ellison will present CTUL members with the award in Washington D.C. We are honored to receive an award given in the memory of Eleanor Roosevelt, a tireless advocate for the rights of workers, who was one of the driving forces that […]