INFORMATION FOR MEMBERS

This Is Your Victory !!

On Friday, over 100 of our elected bargaining committee members met with both security and janitorial companies, before our deadline for a new contract. After more than 31 hours of marathon negotiations through the night, the janitorial companies agreed to …

Strike vote set for Feb 9th

Our bargaining committee unanimously recommends a YES vote.

Are They Crazy ?

It is an insult. The companies are playing with us in their proposal to cut our salaries. We must show our strength on the march on January 24th.” Zoila, from ABLE

Security Companies Continue to Stall

       Which one do YOU call “Bargaining?” (please choose one)  1) A company only offers us 5 dates to negotiate since our contract convention.  They cancel one meeting at the last minute, and come 4 hours late to another one.  …

A New Year, but the same old story from janitorial companies

After five full days of negotiations, the companies still can’t seem to get themselves together.  At the last meeting on December 27th, the companies didn’t come until 1:30pm (we started at 10:00am) and then at the last minute they announced …

100 Janitors came to negotiations over two days

   Companies drag their feet, but Janitors just get stronger and stronger! Over the course of four negotiation sessions since November, the companies have just gone in circles. They still haven’t agreed to a single article we proposed, but they …

Companies reject janitors’ proposals

On November 28th your elected union bargaining committee presented the companies with our proposal to move our industry forward.  In the second meeting on December 12th the companies gave their written responses to the janitors’ proposals.  The companies refused to …

When will the security companies get serious?

Local 26 Security Officer Bargaining Update #1 On December 10th, the union security officer negotiation team met with the companies for just the second time since our contract convention last month.  We proposed 6 additional dates to meet.  The companies …

Proposed Principles for our Union Contract Negotiations

Unlocking a Better Future for MN: Proposed Principles for our Union Contract Negotiations More than 7000 janitors, security officers, airport service workers, and retail cleaners are standing together to improve our sub-contracted industries.  We stand up not only for ourselves, …

Reporter Wins Media Award for Coverage of Local 26 Security Officers’ Strike

At the first annual Minnesota Ethnic and Community Media Awards last week, a reporter won top honors in the Community Services division for her three-part series in the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder that covered the contract battle and groundbreaking one-day strike waged …

Justice for Janitors Videos!

Check out the new video by Labor Education Service of our skyway march for Good Jobs and a Green Future last Wednesday! And this video of our contract kickoff last month! Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

NEW MEMBER CALL CENTER IS UP AND RUNNING!

In April 2011, at the annual leadership assembly, the membership decided we needed to focus on improving our grievance handling.  So in July, we began to develop a new system of grievance handling.  Previously, staff worked in the dual role …

STAND FOR SECURITY

A Safer America As front-line security officers, we understand how dangerous the world can be. Today Americans are highly concerned about their personal safety–and rightly so. Our worries concerning safety cross the spectrum — from minor accidents, to petty theft, …

WINDOWS CLEANERS CONTRACT

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Investigators: A Window Washer’s World

Investigators: A Window Washer’s World Updated: Thursday, 10 Nov 2011, 11:22 AM CST Published : Wednesday, 09 Nov 2011, 7:13 PM CST The center of the city shines only because there are a few workers who will brave any height …

Security Officers and Window Cleaners Kick Off 2007 Contract Campaign

On Saturday, November 10th, over 130 Security Officers, Window Cleaners, and
community supporters packed into a union meeting to kick off our 2007 Contract
Campaign. The Security Officers and Window Cleaners of our union, SEIU Local 26, elected their
bargaining teams and voted unanimously to ratify their contract goals for
upcoming negotiations.

Stand Against Racial Discrimination: A Public Letter on Hannon Security

A broad coalition of security officers, religious leaders and community groups have come together to strongly oppose Hannon’s irresponsible practices in a public letter that is available here.

Officers Charge Hannon Security With Racial Discrimination

On Monday, October 1st, security officers filed a formal complaint with
the Employment Equal Opportunity Commission (EEOC) alleging that Hannon
Security engages in racial discrimination in their hiring practices,
job placement, and training.

Twin Cities Security Officers Union Moves Forward While Hannon Holds Officers Back

Last year, private security officers in the Twin Cities signed a contract that sets a new market standard for equipment and training, affordable health care, and professional pay. Every major private security contractor in the Twin Cities region has recognized …

Twin Cities Janitors Reach Tentative Agreement with Cleaning Companies for New Contract

After bargaining through the night on Saturday to reach a deal early Sunday morning, janitors reached a tentative agreement for a new contract with the Minneapolis-Saint Paul Contract Cleaners Association – including ABM, FBG, Harvard, Mid-City, and Triangle. See press …