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Playing Against the A-Team:
How you can help alleviate seasonal allergies for your clients

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.

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.

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