Worker Center Achievements

Worker Center Achievements

Worker Center Achievements

  • May 2021

    Inauguration of the Workers' Center and Celebration of International Workers' Day 

  • June 2021

    First worker retreat

  • July 2021

    COPAL and the Workers’ Center present at Latin Days Festival in Valley Fair.

    ◉ Ilhan Omar secures funds for the Workers’ Center.

    ◉ Weekly cultural celebration: every Friday, we cook a different dish to share.

    ◉ Membership assembly 

  • August 2021

    Training for workers in the hotel, hospitality and restaurant industry.

    ◉ Job search and resume-building workshop 

  • September 2021

    Protest outside Rep. Hagedorn's office demanding he support a path to citizenship for essential and farm workers.

  • October 2021

    Day of the Dead celebration.

    ◉ Curatividad: an art and community event to heal with creativity.

    ◉ Community event in Rochester and the first campaign victory.

    ◉ The Workers’ Center stood in solidarity and protested alongside members of the AFSCME union at the University of Minnesota.

  • November 2021

    We did outreach in Savage and Burnsville as well as the Guatemalan Consulate.

    ◉ Job search and resume-building workshop 

  • December 2021

    Training for workers in the construction industry.

  • January 2022

    Community vaccination at the Workers’ Center.

    ◉ Distribution of rapid tests at the Workers' Center.

    ◉ Launch of computer classes 

  • February 2022

    Launch of the radio program Justicia Obrera.

    ◉ Community vaccination at the Workers’ Center 

    ◉ Distribution of rapid tests at the Workers' Center

    ◉ Members of the Primero de Mayo council attended a retreat to evaluate and plan this year's work 

    ◉ Machismo training 

  • March 2022

    We lead direct actions to support workers Alejandro and José.

    ◉ Community vaccination at the Workers’ Center

    ◉ Distribution of rapid tests at the Workers' Center 

    ◉ Workers’ Center stood in solidarity with and supported striking Minneapolis educators 

    ◉ Launch of the flexible and free GED course 

    Ilhan Omar and Amy Klobuchar secure additional funds for the Workers' Center. 

  • April 2022

    Community vaccination at the Workers’ Center.

    ◉ Distribution of rapid tests at the Workers' Center

    ◉ Launch of the monthly workshop "Know your rights" 

    ◉ Training for the Workers’ Center team to better support the community to be leaders 

    ◉ Worker misclassification training 

    ◉ We celebrated worker Jeferson’s victory: he received thousands of dollars in stolen wages

    ◉ We lead a direct action to support the worker Ricardo 

    ◉ National Garifuna Heritage Month Celebration with the Bodoma Garífuna Cultural Band 

  • May 2022

    First anniversary of the Workers' Center and International Workers' Day 

    ◉ Community vaccination at the Workers’ Center