Minnesota Janitors Authorize Strike, Look to Building Owners for Help
Without a contract since Jan. 1, janitors employed by commercial cleaning subcontractors in the Twin Cities are looking to building owners for support in the dispute over health coverage and salary increases. According to Workday Minnesota, members of SEIU have been communicating with the Minneapolis-St. Paul Commercial Contractors Association to reach a settlement. Talks have recently stalled and now union officials are hoping building owners will step in to push cleaning subcontractors toward a settlement with the janitors.
Frustrations over the negotiations lead janitors to a vote over the weekend to authorize their bargaining committee to call a strike if they decide it's necessary.
To read more about this dispute, click here and here.
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