After Talks Break Down,Twin Cities Security Officers Join Community Effort to Strengthen Middle Class, Prepare to Strike

Today at 1:00 p.m., SEIU Local 26 security officers will join an alliance of labor unions, faith-based organizations and community groups to learn how to protect the middle class by training for non-violent direct action and preparing for a strike against their employers over unfair labor practices.
The security officers are preparing to strike this week after negotiations with contractors ended without a contract Friday afternoon. The security officers had announced a Sunday deadline for employers to offer a fair proposal, including fair wages, access to healthcare and stable, full-time jobs—the jobs that the Twin Cities needs in order to reignite our economy. But contractors walked away from the table Friday afternoon without reaching a new agreement with workers. Security officers could now go on strike as early as Monday.

Saturday afternoon, SEIU Local 26 janitors reached a tentative agreement with employers after 31 consecutive hours of negotiating that includes major gains for workers on full-time positions, wages and healthcare. While janitors will now avoid a strike, they do plan to join the security officers today to show their support.
SEIU Local 26 workers will join an alliance of labor unions, faith-based organizations and community groups who are also ready to take action as part of its Unlock our Future campaign to address economic and racial justice issues that are weakening our middle class.

The groups together represent tens of thousands of Minnesotans who have asked Minnesota’s most celebrated corporations – including U.S. Bank, Wells Fargo and Target – to unlock Minnesota’s future and help solve the crises that have contribute to the collapse of our economy.

SEIU Local 26 security officers join “Unlock our Future” members to learn how to protect the middle class through non-violent direct action and plan for a strike

Sunday, February 24
1:00 p.m.

Minneapolis South High School
3131 19th Avenue South | Minneapolis, MN 55407

SEIU Local 26, Minnesotans for a Fair Economy, ISAIAH, CTUL, TakeAction Minnesota, SEIU Local 284, Occupy Homes, Macalester Kick Wells Fargo Off Campus, MN Neighborhoods Organizing for Change, concerned Minnesota citizens

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