Twin Cities workers and labor activists expect to be part of a nationwide protest April 15 focusing on low-paid jobs.
Worker activist group CTUL said Tuesday that janitors and fast-food, airport and home health care workers will be among those participating in the event.
CTUL, which stands for Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en Lucha, organizes workers, though it’s not a union that negotiates contracts. It is closely aligned with the Service Employees International Union, the nation’s largest labor union.
The event is scheduled to be part of “Fight for $15,” a national movement to raise pay for low-wage workers to $15 an hour. Strikes and rallies are planned nationally for the day.
College students are expected to join the rally for the first time since a similar event aimed at fast-food workers occurred in November 2012, CTUL said.
Workers, activists and students plan to rally at the University of Minnesota and then march to the Dinkytown McDonald’s.