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Strike averted, janitors reach contract agreement

March 1, 2010
ST. PAUL, MN — Twin Cities janitors have finally reached an agreement with cleaning companies, ending a stand off that included protests and threats of strike.
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BOMA approved as USGBC Education Provider

February 26, 2010
WASHINGTON — The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International announced that the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has approved two BOMA education series.
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Building owners to stay out of janitor contract negotiations

February 26, 2010
ST. PAUL, MN — Twin Cities janitors involved in ongoing contract disputes with area cleaning companies have reached out to building owners and managers, who insist on staying uninvolved.
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CMI and Fagan Solutions partner to offer training and consulting

February 25, 2010
LATHAM, NY — Cleaning Management Institute (CMI) is partnering with Fagan Solutions Inc. to offer custodial training and facility consulting services to cleaning industry professionals across the country.
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Olympic visitors boost residential cleaning revenues

February 25, 2010
VANCOUVER, BC — The large number of visitors drawn to Vancouver for the 2010 Winter Olympics has resulted in increased business for area cleaning companies.
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Student protest over janitor negotations leads to 17 arrests

February 25, 2010
ORLANDO, FL — A sit-in protest at the University of California-Irvine (UCI) over what some students are calling ''exploitative labor practices'' for campus janitors led to the arrest of 17 students.
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Contract cleaning revenues to reach $66.8 billion by 2013

February 24, 2010
CLEVELAND, OH — Industry research firm The Freedonia Group are forecasting that revenues for United States contract commercial and residential cleaning services will advance 4.5 percent each year to reach $66.8 billion by 2013.
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DKI receives Franchise Satisfaction Award

February 24, 2010
WOOD DALE, IL — Disaster restoration contracting organization Disaster Kleenup International (DKI) has announced that they have received a 2010 Franchise Business Review Franchise Satisfaction Award.
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BSCAI revises certification programs

February 23, 2010
CHICAGO — The Building Service Contractors Association International (BSCAI) announced the revision of its Certified Building Service Executive (CBSE) and Registered Building Service Manager (RBSM) certification programs.
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IRS independent worker crackdown could cost BSCs

February 22, 2010
CHICAGO — Aggressive investigations by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and state tax officials into the misclassification of employees as independent contractors could cost JanSan and maintenance employers millions.
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