Cub Foods Ignores Worker’s Hunger Strike, Hundreds Rally for Workers

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Irate workers have staged a hunger strike for five days on the public sidewalk in front of Cub Foods at 2850 26th Avenue South (near Lake St.) in Minneapolis. Cub has ignored the tent city and it refuses to meet with representatives of the complaining workers. CTUL (Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en Lucha – Center for Workers United in Struggle) has worked for the workers and it organized a demonstration today to draw attention to the cause. CTUL had issued a request to Cub on May 17, 2011. This store has been the site of a number of incidents.
Cub security warily watched the assembly of about 100 people for today’s rally. They demanded that an UpTake video reporter leave the parking lot, but they did not interfere with the rally. The pickets blocked an entrance to the parking lot, but parted to let cars in and out when the cars approached them. They then circled the store, keeping to the public sidewalk and then cut across the parking lot in front of the store. They stopped as if to enter the store, but then proceeded back to “Camp Hunger.” Cub security stood by as the groups passed the entrance.
Before breaking up, the group chanted, “We’ll be back!” CTUL web site.

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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