Low Wages Spark Cub Foods Hunger Strike

CTUL May 20

Minneapolis, MN, May 20, 2011.
Cleaning workers at Cub Foods are surrounded by food as they work. Ironically, many of them can’t afford to buy their groceries at Cub and instead have to rely on a food shelf.
The workers who clean Cub Foods Stores have staged a year-long effort to get better working conditions and better pay. Cub has refused to meet with representatives of CTUL (Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en Lucha – Center for Workers United in Struggle). Instead Cub attorneys in refusing to meet with the representatives, issued a letter banning CTUL people from all the areas around Cub Foods, including Target, Dollar Store and the public sidewalks and boulevards. CTUL, with the support of many community organizations has organized an open-ended hunger strike in front of the store at 2850 26th Ave. So., Minneapolis, MN, near Hiawatha and Lake.
CTUL had issued a request on March 17, 2011 to Cub Foods.

Bill Sorem

Bill Sorem is a longtime advertising professional who started with Campbell Mithun and ended up with his own agency. After a tour as a sailing fleet manager in the Virgin Islands he turned to database programming as an independent consultant. He has written sailing guides for the British Virgin Islands and Belize, and written for a number of blogs. In 2010, he volunteered as a citizen journalist with The UpTake and has stayed on as a video reporter.

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