MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — After a COVID-19-related death, a Minnesota union representing janitors and many other workers throughout the state is calling for additional personal protective equipment and hazard pay.
SEIU Local 26 represents over 8,000 janitors, security officers, window cleaners and airport workers.READ MORE: Group Of 20-30 Robbers Swarm Burnsville Best Buy On Black Friday
One of its union members — Armando Solis, a janitor at U.S. Bank Plaza in Minneapolis — recently passed away from COVID-19.READ MORE: Clay Coyote Recipes
On Thursday, union president Iris Altamirano released a video statement, calling for more PPE and hazard pay. The video is in Spanish, but subtitles are provided.
“The union has been working hard to demand all property service companies appropriate PPE for your safety and premium pay for times of crisis,” Altamirano said.MORE NEWS: WCCO Saturday Morning Links: Nov. 27, 2021
Altamirano says the union has ordered thousands of masks and gloves and are awaiting their arrival.