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Greater Minnesota Worker Center 3rd Annual Gala

 

The Greater Minnesota Worker Center 3rd Annual Fundraising Gala

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Please join us for the opportunity to learn more about our GMWC efforts, trainings, growth and development of leaders in the Poultry, Super America and Democracy 2050 campaigns. Meet the new Executive Director, staff, board of directors, and the members of GMWC. There will be dinner, dancing, fun, and entertainment! We will also highlight workers from the GMWC campaigns and they will share their stories.

Theme: Multi-Cultural Night (so please feel free to come in cultural dress).

Dinner will be food from around the globe

Time: Program will begin promptly at 6 pm

Location: St Cloud State University Atwood Memorial Center – Cascade Room

720 4th Avenue South, St. Cloud, MN 56303

 

Ticket and sponsorship Levels*

Individual tickets $25

Friend $150 -At the Friend level guest will receive up to two seats and be seated at a reserved table hosted by a GMWC member.

Bronze $300-At the Bronze level guest will receive up to 5 seats and be seated at a reserved table hosted by a GMWC member. Guest will also receive recognition in the program.

Silver $500-At the Silver level guest will receive up to 10 seats and be seated at a reserved table hosted by a GMWC member, receive recognition in our program, be highlighted in our slideshow, and receive an honorary plaque from GMWC.

Gold $1000-At the Gold level guest will receive up to 20 seats and be seated at a reserved table hosted by a GMWC member, receive recognition in our program, be highlighted in our slideshow, and receive an honorary plaque from GMWC. Guest/Organization name with logo and photo will be added to GMWC Wall of Worker Justice Champions in our office.

Buy tickets through EventBrite 

or contact one of our organizers.

We appreciate your support that allows us to continue our work for social and economic justice.

* Seats can be donated to workers who cannot afford to purchase tickets.

Greater MInnesota Worker Center 3rd Annual Gala

GMWC response to SA retaliation

For Immediate Release:
Wednesday, December 9, 2015, 1 pm, 2200 W. Division St., St. Cloud

Greater Minnesota Worker Center Holds Rally in Support of Makaida Alexander-Garrett, Super America Worker, face of SuperAmerica Workers’ Campaign

SuperAmerica workers in St. Cloud and the Twin Cities have been conducting surveys of workers and organizing for better work conditions and wages. Makaida Alexander has been the face and the voice of the St. Cloud based Greater Minnesota Worker Center supported SuperAmerica campaign for fair scheduling, wages, and health and safety. She stood in solidarity with CTUL janitor strikers, spoke out at rallies about workers’ conditions at SuperAmerica, and has spoken to the media.

Ever since her appearance in the news November 10th, her hours have been drastically cut. The week following her speaking out at an early morning rally at an SA store in Minneapolis, she was scheduled for ZERO hours.
Then she was forced to work the Thanksgiving Holiday overnight alone. She worked from 11pm-5am alone in the store with no break, a violation of labor laws. She was afraid and called for help but no one would come. This is of special concern since she is a woman and around the country convenience store workers have begun to speak out and protest the dangers to workers assigned lone shifts overnight
For the last week she has been scheduled only four hours, and she only has four hours this week also. She usually is scheduled for between 20-24 hours per week. It appears that SA is trying to bully her into quitting. Not ok.
Workers from SA are finally going to have a chance to meet on Decembr 16th with SA president and CEO Jack Helmick next week, but we also feel it’s important for her manager to know that what she is doing is not legal.

The Greater Minnesota Worker Center will sponsor a rally on Wednesday, December 9th, at 1 pm, at 2200 West Division St., St. Cloud, calling on SuperAmerica to do the right thing and give Makaida Alexander the same range of working hours she had before she publicly exercised her right to organize in her workplace and not subject her to the danger of another overnight lone-worker shift.