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Janitors push for money-saving switch to day shifts

January 27, 2010

SAINT PAUL, MN — Janitors in the Saint Paul/Minneapolis area are urging building owners and contract companies to switch to daytime hours as a way to save up to $10 million a year and to promote "green" cleaning, according to the Pioneer Press.

According to the story, some places, like the Midtown Exchange in Minneapolis and 150 Hennepin County buildings, have already made the change.
According to a report released by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 26, building owners in the Twin Cities area could save $10 million a year, and the union wants to make sure janitors are involved in the process, the story stated.
Javier Morillo, president of the union, said: "We want to make sure we are in on the front end of working out the details."
Janitors want to make sure that a switch to daytime cleaning would not result in a reduction of hours, the story added.
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