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Drying Out The South
How to deal with cleaning up after a major hurricane

Francisco Rodriguez has been jailed at the Suffolk County House of Corrections after being detained by ICE on July 13. Dozens of people have gathered at the jail to protest his detainment. Rodriguez belonged to the SEIU as a janitor at MIT.

Over 50 Janitors at St. Louis Lambert International Airport are joining the Service Employees International Union Local 1. Contract negotiations begin in the fall. This news comes only two months after a Chicago firm pulled a $15 million janitorial contract that was suppose to begin July 1. 

The online form has been revised to better help users file a workplace complaint with the appropriate agency. The form now provides another option for submitting retaliation complaints to OSHA.

Hashtags are an inexpensive and effective form of word-of-mouth marketing. Take a look at how to use hashtags on social media to create the buzz for your janitorial business.

On Aug. 1, the Injury Tracking Application will allow employers to electronically submit the required injury and illness data from their 2016 OSHA Form 300A.

House Bill 3279 was passed by the Oregon House of Representatives to protect janitorial subcontractors in Oregon from wage theft and sexual assault. This bill follows a similar bill passed in California in 2016.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against Diversified Maintenance System, LLC., for having an “ongoing pattern” of denying African-American applicants employment based on their race, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

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