Retail Janitors Win Class Action Lawsuit: February 2016
Days before strike, retail janitors win proposed class action settlement for over $400,000!
Jesus Sanchez, CTUL member: “By uniting together my co-workers and I have won a big victory. But we shouldn’t be forced to sue our employer to be paid for hours that we already worked. Wage theft is an all too common problem for retail janitors. We don’t need a band-aid. We need a cure. And that cure is a voice on the job, union rights, and $15 an hour. My co-workers and I are prepared to strike on February 18th if Capital refuses to enter into sincere dialogue about these issues.” (Jesus works for Capital Building Group Services cleaning a Macy’s and Herberger’s store)
- “Twin Cities Janitors Reach $425,000 Settlement In Class Action Suit,” Sam Schaust, Twin Cities Business, February 17, 2016.
- “Nonunion janitors settle with building-cleaning firm,” Neal St. Anthony, Star Tribune, February 16, 2016.
- “Janitors’ group announces $425,000 wage settlement,” Pioneer Press, February 16, 2016.
- “Retail cleaners recover over $400,000 through lawsuit,” Barb Kucera, WorkDay MN, February 16, 2016
- Click here for a complete list of press coverage about the lawsuit and the pending strike
Click here for a copy of the press release about the proposed settlement