What an incredible day! Fast food workers across the country are rising, demanding fair wages and working conditions. Click here for a full report on the fast food strike here in the Twin Cities organized by CTUL, including photos, press coverage, videos and more…
TWIN CITIES FAST FOOD WORKERS JOIN NATIONAL STRIKES
Stand with striking workers: September 4, 2014
5:30-7:00am Meet in Target parking lot of The Quarry in NE Mpls (1650 New Brighton Blvd)
12:00-1:30pm Action. Meet outside of the Uptown Library (Walker Library, 2880 Hennepin Ave)
Eneida Jaimes, McDonald’s worker: “I am fighting for my daughters’ futures. I want them to be able to go to college, and for that I need to be paid more than poverty wages”
Darnell Nea, Burger King worker: “I am standing up because our working conditions are so bad. The kitchen I work in is too hot and we deserve air conditioning so we can work without getting so tired.”
Inspired by local retail janitors and national fast food workers who are standing up for justice, fast food workers in the Twin Cities are organizing with CTUL for $15/hour and the right to organize without fear of retaliation. On Sept. 4 Twin Cities fast food workers will join a national strike with thousands of workers around the country. Join us for the actions!
- Wednesday, Sept. 3 – 6-8pm CTUL Ally Meeting to prepare for action (2511 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, MN)
- Thursday, Sept. 4
- 5:30-7:00am Action. Meet in Target parking lot of The Quarry in NE Mpls (1650 New Brighton Blvd). We will march to a nearby fast food restaurant.
- 12:00-1:30pm Action. Meet outside of the Uptown Walker Library (2880 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis). We will march to a nearby fast food restaurant.
We still need a number of people to fill in roles of driving, marshaling, etc. There will be activities all day long from 5:30am – 3:00pm. Contact Brian Payne from CTUL at firstname.lastname@example.org to ask about activities outside of the two main ones listed below, and to sign up for a role.
WORKERS ON THE RISE!
September 1, 2014 – (The Other) Labor DayCTUL Members at the annual Labor Day Picnic with Rep. Keith Ellison
Sick and tired of the ever-increasing division of wealth in the U.S., low-wage workers across the country are standing up and fighting back. From tomato pickers in Immokalee to guestworkers at the Hersey’s factory and beyond to Walmart workers to fast food workers to retail janitors in the Twin Cities, workers are taking a stand, and winning real change. Here in the Twin Cities, retail janitors with CTUL are continuing the fight, building on the recent victory with Target Corporation creating a new Responsible Contractor Policy.
Last week, workers led delegations to the four largest retail janitorial companies in the Twin Cities calling on the companies to meet with workers. Now, fast food workers in the Twin Cities are joining CTUL in the Fight for $15! Join workers in the first Fast Food Strike in the Twin Cities, Thursday, September 4, actions at 5:30am and noon. Locations and more details to come…