Twin Cities Janitors, Security Officers Skirting Poverty to Confront CEOs Feting Wealth at Luncheon

Federal mediator called in, but still no progress on contracts for more than 6,000 workers with SEIU Local 26


Minneapolis, MN – On Tuesday, February 5 at 10:45 a.m. members of Local 26 will gather at the Hilton Minneapolis to discuss the upcoming back-to-back strike votes for more than 6,000 janitors and security officers.

The workers will speak just before the Business Journal Executive of the Year luncheon, where EcoLab CEO Doug Baker will receive the Executive of the Year award. A janitor and security officer who work in the EcoLab buildings will discuss their efforts to negotiate a fair contract to move workers forward.

As the corporate elite – EcoLab, US Bank, Target, Wells Fargo – gather to celebrate their success, more than 6,000 janitors and security officers who work for contractors in their buildings are working without a contract. They are fighting for living wages and affordable healthcare to support their families and unlock a better future for Minnesota.

Negotiations so far have yielded little progress. A federal mediator has been called in, yet still the contractors will not bargain in good faith. Local 26 has called for back-to-back strike votes on February 9th.


Twin Cities Janitors, Security Officers Prepare for Back-to-Back Strike Votes


Tuesday, February 5

10:45 a.m.                              


Hilton Minneapolis | Room Marquette 1

1001 Marquette Avenue | Minneapolis 55403



Local 26 security officer from EcoLab contractor

Local 26 janitor from EcoLab contractor

Javier Morillo – SEIU Local 26 President


Janitors and security officers from bargaining committees will hold large signs with the names of buildings they clean and protect


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