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SEIU wins victory for janitorial workers at Express Scripts In an important victory for St. Louis union organizations, janitors at Express Scripts won a new deal with the company after joining the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).
Janitors working at the pharmaceutical company’s St. Louis headquarters will now be contracted out to a new agency, starting when the employees become union members on June 1. The contractor that currently employs them, Centaur Building Services, was criticized by the janitors for offering low wages and overly expensive health insurance.
More at source: St. Louis American
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In his 2017 State of the State address, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that the state would require manufacturers of household cleaning products to disclose chemical ingredients on their websites. Several months later, on April 25, 2017 (coinciding with Earth Week), the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) took a major step toward that end when it released the “Draft 2017 Household Cleansing Product Information Disclosure Program.
As of this writing, however, the NYSDEC has not yet finalized its program or the disclosure form. In fact, Newsday reported in mid-April that Basil Seggos, the NYSDEC commissioner, said that the NYSDEC was in the process of incorporating the 864 comments it received on the proposal and that he was “not concerned whatsoever” ...
More at source: Law.com
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EMMETT -- Two Emmett residents have been released from the hospital after exposure to a then-unknown substance made them sick Thursday night.
Authorities say the incident started at about 5:30 p.m. at ahome in the 800 block of South Boise Avenue in Emmett.
Billie Hough, who lives in the house, said she found a plastic bag containing an substance under her bathroom sink.
More at source: KTVB
Building Service Manager Charged $7,000+ For Toilet Paper On Amazon - A woman who ordered three cases of toilet paper from Amazon is dealing with a financial nightmare after she was charged thousands of dollars for it -- and Amazon hasn't been able to refund her money. Now, she’s sharing a warning.
Barbara Carroll is a building manager who takes care of janitorial needs. She told WSB-TV that in March, she placed an order on Amazon.com for three boxes of toilet paper, which were delivered to her home. Days later, when she checked her bank statement, she noticed over $7000 charged on her account.
More at source: WPXI
Officials say they want to make sure the company is providing all services the contract calls for, from well-stocked and clean facilities to proper employees assigned cleaning duties.
Officials with All Clean, which is located on Spruce Street, in Lawrence with a Trenton mailing address, could not immediately be reached for comment.
School officials say the contract is for nearly $1 million annually, and split nearly even among the three schools, Sharon Elementary School, Pond Road Middle School, and Robbinsville High School.
More at source: NJ.com
EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WJAR) — A 60-year-old New Bedford man has been arrested on multiple charges, including 12 counts of labor trafficking, for allegedly forcing two women to work for a cleaning company.
Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey on Monday said Fernando Roland “recruited a woman from abroad” in April 2016 and told her to do cleaning work for Martins Maintenance, a janitorial and maintenance company in East Providence.
More at source: Turn 10 NBC
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Over 75 students attended Wednesday night’s “When The Campus is Asleep: Voices of Female Custodians Who Work the Night Shift at Stanford” event, which featured a conversation with four female custodians from United Service Workers West, a subdivision of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU-USWW).
The custodians gave up their only break during their eight hour-long night shift, which starts at 6 p.m. and ends at 2:30 a.m. each night, to voice their demands for better work conditions at the event.
The meeting, co-hosted by the Stanford Solidarity Network (SSN), took place in the Women’s Community Center. Rebecca Armendariz, political representative for SEIU-SSW, served as translator between the Spanish-speaking custodians and the audience.
More at source: Stanford Daily
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