June 16, 2022, Noon – 3 p.m.
Where: Plymouth Congregational Church
1900 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis
CTUL members will publicly name three large multi-family housing developers that have a history of using problematic contractors on their job sites, inviting them to join the Building Dignity and Respect (BDR) Program. Over the past six months, CTUL members who work in construction have been reaching out to large multi-family housing developers to inform them of the severe abuses that non-union workers face in the industry, including rampant wage theft, dangerous working conditions, and at the extreme, labor trafficking.
CTUL is inviting these developers to join the Building Dignity and Respect (BDR) Program, a monitoring program that ensures a voice, as well as dignity and respect for construction workers.
Despite multiple attempts to communicate with the developers over the past six months, only one developer has agreed to meet but does not seem to have taken any meaningful steps to improve working conditions on their projects. We can no longer sit back as workers continue to face severe abuses of their workplace rights. On June 16, CTUL members will bring our message to the broader public. In this action, we will name the three large multi-family housing developers that we believe have the most power and influence to change the industry.
Join us to win basic dignity and respect for all construction workers in the Twin Cities metro area.
See you in the streets!