Retail Janitors Strike to #ReclaimOurDreams: February 2016
(photos here from St. Paul Union Advocate)
Over 300 striking retail janitors and community allies stood on the picket line this morning outside of the Downtown Minneapolis Macy’s. A few updates on the strike:
- Photos from the strike
- Interview on Kare 11 with Jesus Sanchez, CTUL member and employee of Capital who cleans a Macy’s store, talking about why he is on strike.
- Video by Line Break Media showing support from elected officials who stood with striking janitors on the picket line.
- Press Highlights (click here for a link to all of the coverage):
- “Retail janitors pledge strikes will continue until conditions improve,” Union Advocate, February 18, 2016.
“Wage theft is an all too common problem for retail janitors,” Sanchez said. “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.”