Veronica is a Co-Director at Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en la Lucha (CTUL), a Workers Center in Minneapolis. For over eight years, she has organized and developed leadership with low-wage workers to fight for fair wages and working conditions in industries across the Twin Cities. CTUL plays a crucial role in the labor movement, creating innovative models of organizing. Most recently, CTUL organized retail janitors across the Minneapolis metro area, resulting in Target implementing a Responsible Contractor Policy with its cleaning contractors, as well as industry-wide wage increases. This policy is the first of its kind in this industry nationwide, and ensures organizing rights for janitors who clean Target. Workers continue to sit at the table with Target, and have partnered to win earned sick and safe time in Minneapolis. Before that, Veronica organizing hotel workers with the Hotel Employees Restaurant Employees Union (HERE) in Chicago.
Veronica Mendez Moore