Back to School Action

Statewide “Back to School” actions – 8/20/16

meme

CTUL members & allies across MN┬áled actions calling on Kohl’s to Implement a Responsible Contractor Policy in the contracted cleaning of Kohl’s stores!

We started the afternoon at 1pm with a quick rally at our new space in South Minneapolis.

Pascual

Pascual Tapia, CTUL member and long-time leader in the fight for fair wages and working conditions in retail cleaning

Robert

Robert, CTUL member and janitor at Kimco speaking about why he and his co-workers are organizing

Shira

Shira Breen, speaking about why students are standing with retail janitors

Folks then got on buses to join allies in the suburbs for actions calling on Kohl’s to implement a Responsible Contractor Policy.

action

Ready to march

IMG_3818

Maricela


woodbury2

At the same time, our allies with Greater Minnesota Workers’ Center led delegations to┬áHerberger stores in St. Cloud.

group2

more

ready

We then wrapped up the day with a march with around 200 workers and community allies to the Kohl’s in Roseville.

start

March

SPFT

St. Paul Federation of Teachers

MNA

Minnesota Nurses Association

Carpenters

North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters

worker2

Veteran of the Campaign for Justice in Retail Cleaning, Luciano Balbuena, has participated in six strikes demanding fair wages and working conditions at Kimco

kids

We wrapped up the rally with a few songs led by the next generation of the movement, calling on Kohl’s to implement a Responsible Contractor Policy