Janitors authorize strike over contract negotiations
According to the story, members of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 26 authorized the strike against the cleaning companies — which include ABM Janitorial, Harvard and Marsden, among others — on Saturday in response to their claim that cleaning contractors have rejected green cleaning proposals and a shift to day cleaning throughout contract negotiations.
Chico Coleman, a janitor at Securian in
The workers have been without a contract since January 8, and negotiations — ongoing for the past two months — are scheduled to continue this week, the story stated.
The complaints of the janitors also include reductions in hours and out-of-pocket health insurance costs, the story noted.
Minneapolis Regional Labor Federation President Bill McCarthy said other unions will honor the janitors'' picket line if they strike, the story added.