Unionized janitors, security officers return to contract negotiations

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Maintenance and security companies in the seven-county Twin Cities metro area are headed back to the bargaining able this week, Minnesota Public Radio reports. The contracts for thousands of their union janitors and building security officers expired on Monday, Dec. 31.

Members of the Service Employees International Union Local 26 marched in downtown Minneapolis last month calling for higher salaries and better healthcare plans, Fox 9 reports.

In November, DFL Gov. Mark Dayton told several hundred unionized workers at a SEIU convention in St. Paul that they’ll have to step up to the plate if they want to get the wages they deserve.

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