Skip to main content

Retail cleaners stage strike in downtown Minneapolis

  • Author:
  • Updated:

Dozens of non-union contract workers who clean big-box retail stores across the Twin Cities -- including Target, Home Depot, Kmart, Kohl’s and Sears -- have walked off the job for the second time this year, Minnesota Public Radio reports.

Janitors who work for third-party cleaning vendors formed a picket line near Target's headquarters in downtown Minneapolis early Tuesday morning.

Members of the Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en Lucha declared the two-day protest over what they call unfair labor practices. The retail cleaning workers also want labor contracts that give them the right to form a union.

Hundreds of workers also walked off the job in February for a similar protest.

Next Up

Mike Max

Sources: Mike Max is out at WCCO Radio

Max got his start at WCCO Radio in 1998.

Pixabay - emergency room ambulance hospital

Uber passenger dies a week after fiery crash in St. Paul

Her Uber was struck by a suspected drunk-driver.


Target profits plunge as it takes hit from shedding excess goods

The retailer announced earlier this year it would be slashing prices.

police lights

Las Vegas man identified as victim killed near 38th and Chicago

The 25-year-old died at the scene Sunday afternoon.


Beloved Eagan Dairy Queen says goodbye

A summer staple has shuttered in Eagan.

Screen Shot 2022-08-16 at 3.44.22 PM (2)

Bridge damage closes westbound Hwy. 62 between Richfield, Edina

The Minnesota Department of Transportation said bridge maintenance work is in progress.

Michael Miller

Charges: Drunk driver killed former chair of Hibbing Chamber of Commerce

Michael Miller's blood-alcohol content was nearly three times the legal limit at the time of the crash.