CAMPAIGN FOR JUSTICE IN RETAIL CLEANING
“Every night, we are surrounded by food as we clean the grocery stores in our community. Yet often we cannot afford to put enough food on the table for our own families.”
Over the past 10-15 years, wages and working conditions in retail cleaning have spiralled out of control, with constantly lowering wages and increasing workloads. Through the Campaign for Justice in Retail Cleaning, not only have workers stopped the downward spiral in the Twin Cities, workers report that they have gained the first wage increase they have seen in the industry in quite some time. Workers are continuing to organize to expand on these victories to ensure that all retail cleaning workers have fair wages and working conditions.
- Wall of Shame – Highlighting the repeated violations of workers rights that have taken place locally and nationally in retail cleaning.
- “A Dirty Business: Worker Exploitation in Minnesota’s Retail Janitorial Industry” – A report published by CTUL on April 25, 2012 that argues that low wages and other problems “pervade the retail janitorial industry in Minnesota and throughout the United States”, with documentation from the United States Department of Labor and numerous lawsuits. Click here for a copy of the white paper.
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