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Twin Cities security workers and cleaners prepare for strike

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A one-day strike that could affect some of the Twin Cities' biggest corporations could begin as early as Monday by a union representing 2,000 security guards, The Star Tribune reported.
The union said that it would call for a strike if a deal was not reached by Sunday after contract talks broke down Friday regarding security guards from Target, U.S. Bank, Wells Fargo and other corporate buildings, The Star Tribune reported.
More than 100 union members and supporters prepared for a dozen public events this week for the anticipated strike Sunday, The Pioneer Press reported.
The two sides have made progress and have agreed to resume talks on March 12, David Duddleston, a lawyer for the employers told the Star Tribune.
The starting salary for security guards is $12.50 per hour who are seeking a "livable wage" and more affordable health insurance, Fred Anthony II, a guard on the negotiating team told The Star Tribune.
The same union who represented 6,000 janitors for many of the same corporations reached a tentative contract settlement Friday, The Star Tribune reported.
The store cleaners have filed complaints with the National Labor Relations Board for claims of workers being fired for being in videos about improving wages and working conditions, Brain Payne of Centers of Workers United in Struggle told The Pioneer Press.
The planned public events will include protests, rallies, and news conferences at the offices of Target, Wells Fargo, U.S. Bank and at the Capitol in St. Paul, Eric Fought of Minnesotans for a Fair Economy told The Pioneer Press.

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