Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en la Lucha

Grantee Year: 
2017
City: 
Minneapolis
State: 
Minnesota

The mission of Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en Lucha (CTUL) is to organize and develop the leadership of low-wage workers so they can build power and win fair wages, dignity, and a voice in the workplace. CTUL began in 2007 as a program of Workers Interfaith Network and initially focused on connecting wage theft victims with volunteer lawyers who could try to win back stolen wages on the workers’ behalf. This individualized approach could not solve the systemic problem of wage theft, so in 2009 CTUL shifted to a leadership development and organizing model.