Chicago’s South Suburbs on the Rise

Spotlight || Chicago’s South Suburbs on the Rise “But why the South Suburbs? Why are you there?” This is a question we inevitably encounter whenever we speak about our work in Calumet City and surrounding suburbs. We politely answer, we’re a grassroots worker center based on the southeast side of Chicago, humbly known as “Chicago’s …

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Bowen Students Walkout to Protest Hate

On Tuesday, students from Bowen High School, located on the Southeast side of Chicago, walked out from class in protest of the anti-immigrant and racist backlashes by the Trump election results. Students voiced their concerns and are taking a stand against hate by standing together in unity. In the media: http://www.univision.com/chicago/wgbo/noticias/protestas/protestantes-de-chicago-saldran-de-nuevo-a-exigir-respeto-por-las-minorias-video?eov=true#eov

9th Annual Dinner

As Centro de Trabajadores Unidos: Immigrant Workers’ Project (CTU) approaches its ninth year anniversary as an organization, we continue to grow our labor, immigration and economic development work. This year our annual dinner will be key to helping with the expansion of future programs including worker cooperative development and the construction of our Southeast Chicago …

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Lobbying in Springfield to Put Workers First and Keep Healthcare for all of Illinois’ Children

CTU-IWP leaders were in Springfield to pass HB1290, a bill that will make it easier for workers to collect stolen wages, and to advocate for All Kids, a program that ensures no child in Illinois lacks basic medical coverage. Thanks to our partners, Healthy Illinois and the Raise the Floor Alliance, who stand with us …

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