Mon Feb 25, 2013, 01:57 PM
Omaha Steve (46,453 posts)
Target MINNEAPOLIS etc. retail cleaning workers to strike - 10:00 pm tonight
retail cleaning workers to strike beginning at 10:00 tonight
First strike involving retail janitors who clean Target and other stores in the U.S.
MINNEAPOLIS — Retail cleaning workers who work for contracted companies to clean Target and other stores in the Twin Cities plan to walk off the job in an unfair labor practices (ULP) strike beginning at 10:00 p.m. today.
Workers and allies, including Senator Patricia Torres Ray and Minneapolis City Council Representative Elizabeth Glidden, will gather for a rally at the strike headquarters. Picketing will begin Tuesday morning at 6:00 a.m. in front of Target’s signature store in downtown Minneapolis.
Unfair labor practices have occurred including: workers being told that they would be fired for signing petitions and/or participating in an unfair labor practice strike; two workers being fired after having publicly spoken about their organizing efforts; and general intimidation.
Workers are not currently organized through a union, but rather are joining together through Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en la Lucha (CTUL), a Twin Cities workers center. This will be the first strike involving sub-contracted retail janitors who clean Target and other stores in the U.S.
The strike will be one of the highlights in the first and second day of a week of action being organized through Minnesotans for a Fair Economy, an alliance of labor, community and faith-based organizations working for economic and racial justice.
WHAT: ULP strike with nonunion retail janitors who work for contracted companies to clean Target, other stores. Evening rally 2/25; morning picketing 2/26 downtown Mpls.
WHEN and WHERE:
· MONDAY, February 25, 2013, 10:00 p.m.
Rally at Bethany Lutheran Church
2511 Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis
· TUESDAY, February 26, 2013, 6:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Picketing on the public sidewalk in front of Target store
900 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis
WHO: Retail workers who clean Target and other stores, community members who will stand in solidarity with those participating in a ULP strike on cleaning contractors.
Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en la Lucha (CTUL)
CTUL is a low-wage worker led organization based in the Twin Cities that is organizing for fair wages, fair working conditions, and a voice in the workplace for all workers.
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Mon Feb 25, 2013, 02:41 PM
Wellstone ruled (2,299 posts)
2. What do you expect from
a ALEC and Teabillie Funder company. Their CEO use to be the Minnesota GOP's party chairman,and the Willard Campaign go to guy.
Does Marsden still run these cleaning crews? If so,they have had their issues about cheating employees out of pay and charging them for their equipment. Nice people huh.