“We are the 99%!” SEIU Local 26 workers chanted during a downtown Minneapolis march. The janitors and security officers are hoping to broker a fair deal in their next contract renewal, thus strengthening protections and wages for all workers in their field.
This segment of Activated Voices features Fred Anthony II, a Minneapolis security officer. Fred helps organize workers around the issues that really matter to all Minnesotans. He hopes his contribution to demonstrations like this one will empower workers as they struggle to get an equitable footing in a recovering economy.
By Tom Niemisto, Video Production Specialist