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Janitors who sub-contracted to clean the Moorhead Herberger's may be part of class action lawsuit

MOORHEAD—Janitors who are sub-contracted to clean the Herberger's store in the Moorhead Center Mall are now eligible to submit wage theft claims as part of a $425,000 class-action lawsuit settlement against Capital Building Services Group in Minnesota.

Workers will be allowed to review pay stubs and potentially file claims for back wages and damages.

The janitors were assisted by the Minnesota Workers Center Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en la Lucha. According to a CTUL news release, the organization has helped secure over $2 million in back wages for working families in Minnesota.

Wage theft has been a problem for janitors who clean retail chains in recent years. A similar case was won in 2015 against Kinco Services, the company that oversaw the cleaning of Kohl's, Home Depot and other stores in the Twin Cities. In that case, workers complained of having to work up to 35 hours a week off the clock.

Claims should be submitted by Thursday, May 26, to Adam Hansent, 4600 IDS Center, 80 8th St. S., Minneapolis, MN 55402.

For more information, call (612) 203-4694 or email stephanie@ctul.net.

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