CTUL Strike / March to End Poverty Wages, 11/29

ctul marchBlack Friday began at 5:30 a.m. as retail cleaning workers employed by contractors to clean stores like Target went on an Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) strike. Cleaners  from over 40 stores in the Twin Cities area, organizing with the worker center Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en Lucha (CTUL), walked off the job and picketed with allies in front of Target’s flagship downtown Minneapolis store. The strike came after calling on the cleaning companies to guarantee fair wages and the right to organize without fear of retaliation and not getting a response.

After the CTUL picket line in Minneapolis ended, worker and allies from all of the week’s campaigns joined together in St. Paul for a march to end poverty wages. Hundreds marched by Target and Walmart before 26 Minnesotans participated in non-violent civil disobedience to highlight the urgency of giving workers a raise and ending poverty wages in Minnesota.

 PRESS CLIPS

St. Cloud Times (AP Wire Story used around the state/country)

26 arrested as low-wage workers march in St. Paul

http://www.sctimes.com/viewart/20131129/NEWS02/311290030/26-arrested-low-wage-workers-march-St-Paul

 

Star Tribune

26 arrested in St. Paul protest over low wages

Paul Walsh

Nov. 29

http://www.startribune.com/local/minneapolis/233837211.html

 

Kare (NBC)  11

Hundreds march to protest poverty wages

Nov. 29

http://www.kare11.com/news/article/1047314/14/Hundreds-march-to-protest-poverty-wages

 

WCCO (CBS)

Cleaning Workers Walk Out In Black Friday Protest

Nov. 29

http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2013/11/29/cleaning-workers-walk-out-in-black-friday-protest/

 

Minnesota Public Radio

Workers march University Ave. in St. Paul to protest low wages; 26 arrested

Tim Nelson

Nov 29

http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/11/29/workers-march-down-university-ave-in-st-paul-to-protest-low-wages

 

Pioneer Press

St. Paul: 26 arrested in Black Friday protests over low retail wages

Raya Zimmerman

Nov 29

http://www.twincities.com/business/ci_24625449/st-paul-26-arrested-black-friday-protests-over

 

KSTP 5 (ABC)

26 Arrested as Workers Continue to Call for Better Wages in St. Paul, Minneapolis

Cassie Hart

Nov. 29

http://kstp.com/news/stories/S3231259.shtml?cat=1

 

The Uptake

Fight For Living Wages Ends In 26 Black Friday Arrests in St Paul

Sheila Regan/Bill Sorem

Nov. 29

http://www.theuptake.org/2013/11/29/fight-for-living-wages-ends-in-26-black-friday-arrests-in-st-paul/

 

Union Advocate

Call to end poverty wages rings out from Black Friday protests in Twin Cities

Michael Moore

Nov. 29

http://advocate.stpaulunions.org/2013/11/29/call-to-end-poverty-wages-rings-out-at-twin-cities-black-friday-protests/

 

Workday Minnesota

Black Friday protests in Twin Cities show growing support for better wages

Joey Getty

Nov. 29

http://www.workdayminnesota.org/articles/black-friday-protests-twin-cities-show-growing-support-better-wages

 

Duluth News Tribune

Protest with pizza: Activists target Walmart’s wages

John Lundy

Nov. 29

http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/event/article/id/284885/

 

Pioneer Press

Protesters expected near St. Paul shopping district

Frederick Melo

Nov. 28

http://www.twincities.com/stpaul/ci_24620827/protetsers-expected-near-st-paul-shopping-district

 

Salon

Josh Eidelson

Wal-Mart arrests could fuel “a new political movement of the disenfranchised,” Grayson tells Nov. 29

http://www.salon.com/2013/11/29/wal_mart_arrests_could_fuel_a_new_political_movement_of_the_disenfranchised_grayson_tells_salon/

 

Pierce County Herald

MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Protests for fair wages take place in St. Paul Friday

Nov. 29

http://www.piercecountyherald.com/content/minnesota-news-round-protests-fair-wages-take-place-st-paul-friday

 

Marshall Independent

Low-wage workers march in St. Paul

Nov. 29

http://www.marshallindependent.com/page/content.detail/id/416712/Low-wage-workers-march-in-St–Paul.html?isap=1&nav=5028

 

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