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Greater Minnesota Worker Center Luau Party

Come celebrate with GMWC at our Luau Party!
luauMartha De La Rosa, Executive Director of Wisconsin Jobs Now, will be our keynote speaker at our 2nd annual Gala fundraiser on September 10th. We will also have a special message from Minnesota 5th Congressional District Congressman Keith Ellison.

This year has been a year of exciting growth and change at GMWC. We have seen significant development in our Poultry and SuperAmerica campaigns as well as the start of our Democracy Project. Workers are becoming leaders and as leaders they are bringing change to our community.

The #KeepUsSafeAtWork campaign is just beginning here in St Cloud and we are excited to see workers across industries stand up to demand safe work environments, with the support of the entire community.

We are excited to welcome two new staff members and several new committee, board, and worker members.

We are still here and still strong.

Tickets available Now!

Individual $30

Blue $150 admits 3

Bronze $300 admits up to 6

Silver $500 admits up to 8 1 table +program recognition

Gold $1000 admits up to 10 2 tables +program recognition and special GMWC gift

Platinum $2500 admits up to 20 3 tables+program recognition, special GMWC gift, and Honorable mention by the evenings host

Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM (CDT) – Add to Calendar
Atwood Memorial Center – 6th Street South Cascade Room, Saint Cloud, MN 56301

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The Worker Center Role in combating wage theft

An investigation by Workday Minnesota found wage theft is larger and more widespread than most people realize. Minnesotans are losing millions of dollars every year. The reports published on February 22, 2016 feature video and comments from staff of the Greater Minnesota Worker Center.

Worker centers on front lines in combating wage theft


Wage Theft Info Sheet

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.