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Building Dignity and Respect in the Minnesota Construction Industry

CTUL's Construction Campaign has spent the last 2+ years researching the industry, connecting with often-isolated workers and developing their leadership, and cultivating relationships with other stakeholders including building trades unions and the end users of major real estate projects.

Strategy: Policy Advocacy


Project Details

Worker Target: Construction Workers

Innovation Fund Cycle: Fall 2019

Status: Winner,

Organization Type: Nonprofit Organization,

Stage of Development: Implementation,

What We're Asking:

    • Can worker-enforced labor standards prevent worker abuse, exploitation, and "raise the floor" of the industry? Can building councils and partnerships with major developers generate more meaningful and accessible avenues for recourse?