MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Janitors who clean a number of big businesses across the Twin Cities went on strike early Tuesday morning.
Workers from the Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en la Lucha (CTUL) union walked off the job at 6 a.m. and began picketing outside Minneapolis’ downtown Macy’s.READ MORE: Warsame Abdihoosh Charged In Fatal Shooting At Busy East St. Paul Shopping Area
According to CTUL, the workers are calling for higher wages, better benefits and better working conditions.READ MORE: State Of Minnesota Offer Pfizer Booster Shots, Alongside Places Like Hy-Vee, Thrifty White
CTUL said the strike also comes just weeks after a lawsuit was filed claiming wage theft by big box stores in the Twin Cities.MORE NEWS: Maroon & Gold Gophers 'Fan Van' Found After Being Stolen In Dinkytown, Owner Reports
The picket line was comprised of janitors from over 50 stores in the Twin Cities, including Macy’s, Sears, Home Depot, Lund & Byerlys and Herberger’s.