In the face of all the attacks on workers, immigrants, Muslims, women, and other marginalized communities, do you feel an urgency to act? Do you believe in “resistance,” and want to do something more tangible in support? If so, you can help us do something about it [link to fundraising page]!
Please join us for an evening of solidarity and community that we’re calling Sloppy Joes for CTUL [link to the facebook event] – a fundraiser to support the Centro De Trabajadores Unidos En Lucha (Center for Workers United in Struggle). We will have tons of homemade food (including Jimmy’s famous Sloppy Joes) and beer, and we’ll have representatives from CTUL describe their critical efforts to empower low-wage workers.
A little bit about the organization: CTUL organizes low-wage workers from across the Twin Cities to develop leaders and educate one another in the struggle for fair wages, better working conditions, basic respect, and a voice in our workplaces. Through CTUL, leaders are taking their organizing to the next level to win worker voice for tens of thousands of low-wage workers of color across Minnesota. Personally, we have witnessed the worker leaders of CTUL, along with CTUL staff and the community, accomplish amazing things to improve the lives of workers and their families. They unionized and raised standards in the Twin Cities retail cleaning industry, the first place in the country for this to happen. They have helped thousands of workers recover over $2.2 million in unpaid wages. And they have championed progressive policies at the state and local levels, including minimum wage, paid sick leave, and anti-wage theft legislation.
To continue this work, CTUL needs the community’s support. Please help us meet our fundraising goal by DONATING HERE [link to fundraising page]. Donations will be accepted at the event as well.
When: Thursday, September 21, 5:30-8pm
Where: Jimmy nice guy, 1234 1st Ave, Minneapolis
If you can, please RSVP on the Facebook page [insert link here], or reply to this email. Feel free to share widely. Thanks!