Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en Lucha

Grantee Year: 
2018
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 to 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. In 2009, CTUL shifted to a leadership development and organizing model. Since then they have focused on equipping low-wage workers with the knowledge and confidence to engage with powerful decision makers on workplace and public policy issues and have led the way toward creating lasting solutions to the injustices low wage workers face.