First Annual CTUL Gala Fundraiser

First Annual CTUL Gala Dinner Fundraiser and Silent Auction

Many local businesses and individuals have donated tons of incredible items for the Silent Auction. Scroll to the bottom to see a complete list of items that will be at the Silent Auction so you can get your bids ready!

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Join us in celebrating the achievements of CTUL and hear updates from workers on the Retail Cleaning Campaign. Featuring keynote speaker Keith Ellison and live music from local musician Omar Reyes. You will have the opportunity to place bids on many exciting products from local businesses in the silent auction, all while being a part of the support that CTUL depends on in order to continue the fight for low-wage worker rights in the Twin Cities.

WHEN: Friday, June 15th, 2012. Doors open at 5:00pm
WHERE: Waite House, 2323 11th Ave., Minneapolis, 55404
HOW MUCH: $25.00 per seat including a full course dinner

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While you are waiting for the event, check out this great new video with updates about the direction of the campaign.

For more information, contact Brian Payne at or 612-859-5750

Sponsoring Organizations

Platinum Level: $1,000 minimum

SEIU Minnesota State Council

Gold Level: $500 minimum

Waite House


Silver Level: $300 minimum

De Leon & Nestor, LLC

Nichols Kaster, PLLP

The Bortel Firm, LLC

Minneapolis Association of Professional Employees (MAPE)

Members of Lyndale United Church of Christ

Take Action MN

Bronze Level: $100 minimum

Minnesota AFL-CIO

Minnesota State Senator Jeff Hayden

Minneapolis City Council Member Betsy Hodges

Minneapolis City Council Member Elizabeth Glidden

Education Minnesota

St. Paul’s Monastery

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

Dakota County United Educators

Minneapolis Federation of Teachers 59


National Association of Letter Carriers Branch 9

SEIU Local 284


Jewish Community Action

Department of Chicano Studies, University of Minnesota

Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy

Land Stewardship Project

Margaret Villanueva

Pamela Shultz


  1. Maria’s Café: 2 $10 gift certificates
  2. Seward Café: 2 $10 gift certificates
  3. Glacier’s Café: 2 $15 gift certificates
  4. Salsa a la Salsa: 5 $10 gift certificates
  5. Muddy Pig: 2 $10 gift certificates
  6. Bryant Lake Bowl: $30 gift certificate
  7. New French Bakery: $10 gift certificate
  8. Bars Bakery: $20 gift certificate
  9. Wine & Spirits on Lake: 12 bottles of Argentinean wine (6 Malbec 2010, 6 white Conquista Torrontes
  10. Heart of the Beast Theater: kid t-shirt, mayday poster
  11. Guthrie theater: 1 ticket
  12. Articulture: 2 $25 gift certificates
  13. Hub Bike Coop: $50 gift certificate
  14. Smitten Kitten: $40 gift basket
  15. Lynx: 2 tickets
  16. Saints: 4 tickets
  17. MN Stars: 4 tickets
  18. Peace Coffee: Coffee
  19. Surly Brewing Co: 1 men’s t-shirt, 1 women’s tank stop, 4 pint classes, hat, four pack of beer
  20. CIW t-shirts: 2 shirts
  21. SFA t-shirts: 2 shirts
  22. United Workers t-shirts: 2 shirts
  23. Molly Glasgow: Accupressure certificate
  24. Jose Mendez: 6 hours professional website or logo design
  25. Ricardo Levins Morales: 2 posters
  26. Monica Bryand: Homemade earrings
  27. Eduardo Cardenas: Sculpture
  28. Kathryn Sharpe: 1hr private yoga session
  29. Phillip Licktieg: 2 hrs computer repairs
  30. Niky Duxbury: 1 hr energy healing session
  31. Peter Rachleff: Host your own History salon.  Macalester College Professor Peter Rachleff will come to your home or some other site and present an engaging talk on some subject in labor, African American, or immigrant history.
  32. Cody Oesterreich: handmade pottery
  33. The Bortel Firm: One Hour Legal Consultation with Attorney