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: Minneapolis DFL Endorses No Candidates In City's Mayoral Race
According to CTUL, the workers are calling for higher wages, better benefits and better working conditions.READ MORE: Court Filings Detail Gun Evidence In Fatal Shooting Of Winston Smith
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: COVID In Minnesota: As Cases Dwindle, Community Spread Now Prime Source Of New Infections
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.