ICYMI: High rise window cleaners are on strike
On the second day of their strike, the cleaners rally in front of the Minnesota State Capitol.
The people who work in the highest places in the city stood together, grounded below marble angels, making noise and shouting for their leaders to keep them safe. ☁️
The essential workers picketed at Wells Fargo Place in downtown St. Paul before marching to the capitol, where a few workers gave speeches and lawmakers addressed them. Ubaldo Aguilar, a window washer, told me he doesn’t mind taking the risk of working up high, that it gives him an adrenaline rush. But he and his coworkers rely on safety, and want better pay for their dangerous work.
The strike began on Monday morning:
Check out Filiberto Nolasco Gomez’s reporting on these essential workers.
Sending praises up to our real life angels and superheroes in the sky. We are each other’s harvest.