Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en la Lucha (CTUL)

A nonprofit organization

$7,004 raised by 38 donors

88% complete

$8,000 Goal

CTUL’s Core Values + Work

We fight for a world without worker exploitation. At CTUL we believe in the dignity of all work and in the leadership potential of all people. Our members make up our Board and lead our movement powerfully. Our work is movement building work.

A donation to Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en la Lucha (the Center for Workers United in Struggle) supports our Construction campaign (VIDEO Below) as we take on developers who have multiple reports of egregious labor practices and support workers with Know Your Rights outreach equipping more low-wage workers with the knowledge and confidence to make change in their own workplaces as well as at the systemic level. 

Make your donation a sustaining donation - we know movement building and growing worker power is longterm work. Giving monthly strengthens our work into the future.

Giving $20 Transportation vouchers for workers to attend a Know Your Rights training 
Giving $50
Support our next construction action to pressure developers  

Your contribution (of any amount) will strengthen our organizing, direct outreach, and power building work with low-wage workers of color.

Through CTUL, workers have recovered more than $4 million in stolen wages since 2008 and workers have won big with essential worker pay, Earned Sick and Safe time, the Construction Worker Wage Protection Act, and a higher minimum wage in Minneapolis and Saint Paul. 

Building Dignity and Respect March (Sept 2023) CTUL's Construction Campaign Week of Action:

Listen to our members talk about their experiences in our march that highlighted - Nothing gets built without these hands! 

We are calling on three major developers that rely on non-union construction labor, Yellow Tree, United Properties, and Solhem to join the Building Dignity and Respect Program (BDR). Add your voice: Tell Yellow Tree, Solhem and United Properties to protect workers on their developments: http://bit.ly/ctulsolidarity

The non-union construction industry is known for unjust labor practices, including, unsafe job sites, worker injuries going unaddressed, consistent wage theft, and harmful threats to vulnerable workers. The Building Dignity and Respect Council (BDC) is an enforcement council ready to hold developers accountable to fair labor practices. CTUL is organizing construction workers as we continue to invite these three developers to join BDR.

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Organization name

Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en la Lucha (CTUL)

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Community Economic Development

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BIPOC Serving




3715 Chicago Ave South


651 202 6242

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