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Three colleagues took a risk at a Target where they worked. Now, they are able to offer a janitor’s union to big-name retailers in order to create fair working conditions for employees, according to Minnesota Public Radio.

After the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries discovered that Cornerstone Janitorial was underpaying their workers, the company has been banned from doing government work, according to The Oregonian.

The machine will be able to clean without a human driver, according to KPBS news.

Janitorial unions at two major universities seek wage increases.

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) janitor made over $150,000 in overtime pay last year, according to Time Magazine.

OSHA’s newly written anti-retaliation provisions, that included restrictions on subjective post-accident drug testing, have been delayed until December 1.

A college-educated janitor answers questions on what it is like to go from the white-collar industry to a blue-collar job. In the Atlantic, Ciro Gutierrez, a cleaner at the University of Connecticut, talks about how working in this industry has become a rewarding career path.

Every year on Oct. 2, custodial workers and business service contractors are recognized for the hard work they do to keep offices, schools, hospitals and other commercial locations in top shape. At Fullerton College in California, students took the day as a chance to highlight the importance of the work done by these men and women.

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