September 29, 2012


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Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en la Lucha     Campaign for Justice in Retail Cleaning

Action against Diversified Maintenance Systems in front of Kmart

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Background on the action

Gather at 8:30am at the intersection of W 29th St. and Nicollet for the March to Kmart at Lake St. and Nicollet Ave in S. Mpls. We will be joined by Mpls City Council Reps Betsy Hodges and Elizabeth Glidden, as well as a representative of the Chicago Teachers Union who will speak about their struggle for justice.

Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, 9:00am – 10:00am

Out of the Shadows Gathering

10:30am – 3:00pm

Participatory discussions and presentations will explore successful campaigns for social justice from around the country! Join us for a post-action gathering of reflection and conversation with grassroots organizers and community activists, click the links below to register or for more information.

Featuring presentations from: the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, New Labor, Student Farmworker Alliance, Guest Worker Alliance, keep posted for more to come!

Free Lunch and transportation from the action will be provided to Out of the Shadows participants

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After over a decade of declining wages and increasing workloads retail cleaning workers in the Twin Cities have decided that enough is enough. On Saturday, September 29, 2012, grassroots organizations from around the country will be joining CTUL for a day of reflection and action, calling on Diversified Maintenance Systems, the cleaning company that cleans Kmart, Sears and Target stores, to start respecting cleaning workers’ labor rights.

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Schedule of the day

Background on the action

Register for the conference and action

March & Action for Justice in Retail Cleaning, 8:30am – 10:00am

Out of the Shadows Gathering, 10:30am – 3:00pm

Wall of Shame in the Retail Janitorial Industry

White Paper on the Retail Janitorial Industry: “A Dirty Business: Worker Exploitation in Minnesota’s Retail Janitorial Industry