Environmental Justice & Sustainability

END:CIV with Director Franklin López

This culture will eat you alive
Fight back; resist & survive

If your homeland was invaded by aliens who cut down the forests and contaminated the food supply, would you resist? If creatures from outer space made the water so poisonous you wouldn't dream of drinking it, would you try to stop them? If monsters released toxic chemicals that caused cancer in the people you love, would you fight back?

These aren't idle questions. It's happening now – except there are no aliens. The culture that's cradled us since birth is a killer.

SEIU Janitors Issue Statement on Weekend Contract Victory

In a major victory for good jobs in the new green economy, Twin Cities’ janitors won support for the use of environmentally friendly cleaning products and transitions to day shift cleaning in a new tentative contract agreement reached in the early hours of Sunday morning after about 26 hours straight of bargaining.

Janitors also won improved health insurance and secure full-time work for thousands of janitors who clean the vast majority of commercial office buildings and corporate headquarters in the region.

Justice for One Janitor, Continuing Struggle for Local 26 Preparing to Strike

UPDATE Sun. 2/28: After a marathon bargaining session before an impending strike Monday, the TC Janitors have reached a settlement. "This morning, after 26 hours of bargaining, we finally won the contract that we've been fighting for!" says the SEIU 26 website. A press conference will be held at 11am on Monday, and a ratification vote will be held March 6. Stay tuned for more details!

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Friday -- SEIU Local 26’s Justice for Janitors campaign announced today that US Bank executives will meet and negotiate with Rosalina Gomez, the union janitor who cleans the office of US Bank CEO Richard Davis.

Janitors Protest Wells Fargo, Deluge Bankers with Monopoly Money and Toy Houses

SEIU Local 26 janitors converged on Downtown Minneapolis today with a pair of coordinated actions designed to disrupt the business community, particularly megabank and cleaning client Wells Fargo. While about 40 members of the bargaining unit ran a decoy action, marching and chanting in the Skyways from US Bank Corps Plaza, the main unit descended on the Wells Fargo downtown branch.

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