Twin Cities retail-store janitors are ready to strike on Sunday

  • Article by: Dee Depass  , Star Tribune
  • Updated: February 18, 2013 - 9:10 PM

Cleaning staff for large retailers are seeking union representation.

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acctsah2Feb. 18, 13 9:08 PM

Let them strike, they will be replaced quickly and easily.

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foneboothFeb. 18, 13 9:16 PM

Good to see. A push back needs to start and this is as good as any...

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lechevalier5Feb. 18, 13 9:16 PM

Good, its time the workers stood up to the corporate masters. People should be more important then profit.

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mishugi300Feb. 18, 1310:18 PM

I wish these people all the luck in the world! Nobody should be working for $8.50 and hour, Target should be embarrassed that this occurs in their stores while they make astronomical prophets. If you work full time you should be able to make enough money to pay for basic living expenses. Wages like this force us, the tax paying public, to subsidize these wages through welfare, when the employer ought to be paying a living wage. This amounts to nothing more than corporate welfare.

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climategateFeb. 19, 13 1:46 AM

Hire replacements quickly. End of story.

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jcinmnFeb. 19, 13 5:47 AM

It seems to me that they should apply for protection by the Department of Labor while forming a union and establishing negotiations with the businesses they contract for. Didn't the DOL recently slap Regis' hands for harassing its employees during their attempts to organize? I remember their CEO saying "every morning I wake up and thank God that I do not have to deal with unions"

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nonewtaxesFeb. 19, 13 6:06 AM

The union leaders are doing these people a real disservice. These low skilled jobs are very easily filled with replacement workers.

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airbhgFeb. 19, 13 6:34 AM

good job!!! go for it!!

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comment229Feb. 19, 13 6:53 AM

"The union leaders are doing these people a real disservice. These low skilled jobs are very easily filled with replacement workers." After reading this comment, is there any doubt in your mind that we now have two "Americas?"

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Thumper5316Feb. 19, 13 7:31 AM

lechevalier5..."Good, its time the workers stood up to the corporate masters." Oh, please. That would indicate that they are owned by their employers. Last I heard slavery was outlawed. They have every right to go to another employer or even start a cleaning company of their own.

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