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From SERVICES Magazine: The Competing Opinions on Robotic Cleaning Machines

In this issue of SERVICES, we take a look at the pros and cons of introducing robots into the janitorial services industry.

Oregon Janitorial Company Blacklisted from Government Jobs

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. Cornerstone, which was worked for some of the region’s biggest construction firms, must pay $144,000 in back wages to 46 workers.

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Employees Bring Janitor’s Union to Big Retailers

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.

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OSHA Releases Final Rule for Walk-Working Surfaces Standards

OSHA has set new standards to increase workplace safety in regards to slips, trips, and fall hazards. According to the US Department of Labor, the ruling will prevent 29 fatalities and 5,842 injuries annually. Read More

Nov / Dec 2016

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