Friday, May 20, 2011
Minneapolis Grocery Store Cleaners Launch Hunger Strike
Four retail cleaning workers and four community allies will begin an open–ended hunger strike Saturday to ratchet up pressure on the Supervalu grocery chain. The workers, members of a Minneapolis worker center, want the company to negotiate a code of conduct that guarantees fair wages and conditions for the workers who clean its stores late into the night.
The group, led by immigrant workers from Mexico and Central America, also seeks the reinstatement of an illegally fired workplace leader.
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