Building a powerfully aligned worker movement for racial and economic justice in Minnesota

About

The Workers Confluence Fund of Minnesota is a unique fund that supports the collaboration between worker centers and other community organizations, unions, and funders.

We are building toward a more powerful, more inclusive Minnesota labor movement characterized by collaborative campaigning, bold industry strategies, and more worker organizing -- leading to better jobs and brighter futures for the working people of Minnesota.

Approach

We will do this both by fostering expanded access to existing structures for building and wielding worker power (unions, worker centers) and by fostering the development of new structures (cooperatives, standard-setting and monitoring organizations, sectoral bargaining tables, etc.). Most importantly, by knitting together disparate strands in worker and community organizing we will build trust, build shared capacity, and win victories that materially improve the lives of working people and their families.

This has the potential to improve health and education outcomes, increase neighborhood and family stability, and facilitate long-term wealth-building among marginalized communities.

Partners

ROC MinnesotaCentro De Trabajadores Unidos En La LuchaMinneapolis Building and Construction Trades CouncilNorth Central States Regional Council of CarpentersThe Laborers Union of MN and North DakotaTeamsters Local 120Minneapolis Regional Labor FederationUnite Here Local 17

Funder Briefing Event

Date: Wednesday, May 4, 2022
Time: 11:00-12:30pm Central Time

We invite you to a funder briefing to learn more about the Workers Confluence Fund. At the event, you will hear from speakers coming from Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en la Lucha (CTUL), Restaurant Opportunities Center Minnesota, Unite HERE, and Minneapolis Regional Labor Federation about their work and the impact that Workers Confluence Fund has had on their infrastructure and organizing capacity. You will also learn from local and national funders investing in worker organizing in Minnesota and around the country who will share more about the impact of grantmaking in this area.

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Get in Touch

For more information about Workers Confluence Fund, please contact Casey Hudek or Jilian Clearman.

Jilian and Casey’s time are being donated by WCF partner organizations CTUL and the Minneapolis Regional Labor Federation. Foundations and other potential donors should contact Jilian Clearman at jilian@ctul.net. Questions about the work of the field partners and our organizing should be directed to Casey Hudek at casey@minneapolisunions.org.

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