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In Boston, a potential janitors strike that would have affected several thousand office buildings has been avoided thanks to a tentative 4-year agreement that will have over 9,000 janitors earning $20 an hour at the end of the contract. The union, which represents an estimated 13,000 janitors, pushed for wage increases and more full-time job opportunities to allow workers access to employer-paid health care, according to an article in the Boston Globe.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have outlined the risks and debunked the myths of workers’ safety during flood cleanup and restoration.

Now that the storm has passed, government workers and private contractors are uniting to begin cleaning up the damage caused by Hurricane Matthew. Federal money has been allocated to help affected states repair damaged infrastructure, according to Reuters

Monday, 26 September 2016 14:28

ExpressTime Online Suite Offers Solutions

KeyTime Mobile, a smart phone app, allows employees to clock in and clock out from their phones.

The Molly Maid located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, has a project plan for a mobile app that will reduce employee turnover.

Building service contractors are exploring the world of robots with interest in “autonomous navigation technology,” according to the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.

The Atlantic interviews a janitor at Harvard University to see how building service employees view their job.

OSHA has published new guidelines that prohibit approving settlements between employers and employees that restrict future whistleblowing.

Tuesday, 13 September 2016 14:24

The Best Ways to Clean and Care for Microfiber

With the increase in popularity of this picky fabric in commercial settings, ensuring you are equipped with the right methods to clean and care for it is imperative.

Back in 1923, Alfred Richter, who founded what was then known as the National Sanitary Supply Association, said the reason he formed the organization was to provide a meeting place of successful distributors, drawn from various metropolitan cities, [which allows them to] exchange ideas that would be beneficial to all. Now known as ISSA, the International Sanitary and Supply Association continues to provide an annual gathering place for JanSan distributors.

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