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Local union approves strike

February 11, 2013

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — On Saturday, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 26 unanimously voted to give their negotiators the power to go on strike, local 26 voteaccording to WCCO-TV.

As a result of the vote, thousands of workers who clean and protect Twin Cities buildings are ready to walk off the job, the article stated.

According to the article, union members, who have been working without a contract since the end of 2012, are fighting for better wages and benefits.

Members of the union are worried their wages will be cut, or that they could be reduced to part-time and lose their benefits, the article noted.

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