Celina Onofre, CTUL member, works for Carlson Building Maintenance cleaning a Target store.
My name is Celina Onofre. I work at Carlson cleaning a Target store, and I am fighting because I have no other choice. As a single mother of 4 kids, my wages are not nearly enough. Its not fair that we are making such low wages while the companies and stores are getting richer and richer off of our work. Meanwhile, they don’t even treat us like human beings. I want the companies to know that. I went on strike this year because as we have been seeking fair wages and benefits, our companies began to retaliate against workers. This fight has made me strong. I know that I need to be strong and an example for my kids. We will keep fighting until we win.