Workers on the Target Center green roof went on strike this morning (June 11), over what they call unfair labor practices. According to their press release:
Since April, these workers along with Roofers and Waterproofers Union Local 96 have been demanding that Stock Roofing end unsafe and exploitive conditions on Target Center’s publicly funded green roof project. Workers have made sworn statements saying that Stock has forced them to work on Target Center’s roof without proper safety harnessing and other protective gear. The workers are also being shorted up to $20 per hour in violation of prevailing wage rules for publicly funded projects.
The Star Tribune reports: “Stock representatives have countered that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has visited the site and deemed it safe, and that roofers and landscapers are paid per their jobs.”
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