Last week, WSCO joined in solidarity with the Building Dignity and Respect campaign led by Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en La Lucha (CTUL), which seeks to defend the rights of construction workers.
“This campaign hit home for me. I am the daughter of a construction worker, and I grew up in a home where sometimes we had what we needed, but sometimes we did not. That was five decades ago! Families today still face wage theft, while the construction industry is booming with millionaires and multimillionaires, at the expense of exploiting the families that are working for them. Our work in community is not pitted against each other. As this movement moves forward, we need to link arms together. At WSCO, we fight for decent and dignified living conditions for renters, and we’re going to link arms with you for dignity in building and construction. We will no longer accept subpar living conditions, and we no longer accept exploitative practices from developers.” –– Monica Bravo, Executive Director at the West Side Community Organization
Check out a photo gallery of this powerful day, and check out a recent article: “Workers’ rights group calls on Twin Cities developers to help stop worker abuse.”