Cleaning & Maintenance Management Online

Fired cleaner triggers protest

March 15, 2011

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Mario Colloly, a nighttime cleaner for Cub Foods who was employed by the company''s contractor, Carlson Building Maintenance, was fired on March 2, according to The Uptake.

Just two days earlier, Colloly had traveled with other workers and community allies to Cub Foods'' corporate office in Stillwater, MN, where the group presented a letter to Cub Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Keith Wyche, the article noted.

According to the article, Colloly and some of his fellow workers staged an in-store protest at the Cub Foods store in Minneapolis on Saturday, March 12: The workers paraded in the checkout area and then outside.

Colloly and other workers had also recently filed charges with the U.S. Department of Labor regarding unpaid wages, and signed a letter addressed to their employer demanding an end to reported intimidation and threats against workers organizing, the article stated.

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