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Scare tactics could turn into scary situation

PHILADELPHIA – Team Clean, who accuses the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 32BJ of using scare tactics, will clean the schools even if a strike occurs.
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Janitors playing hookie are making matters worse

NASHVILLE – The custodians'' decisions of faking sick days has caused several problems in Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools.
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Tripple S announces new member-dealer

BILLERICA, MA — Under the agreement, Star Maintenance Supply Company has the rights to market the complete line of SSS® brand cleaning products and systems in the Los Angeles and Pasadena market areas.
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Union deserts custodians during public hearning

TINLEY PARK, IL — Neither the custodians nor the Kirby School District 140 officials could explain why representatives from the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 73 failed to show up to the hearing.
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City receives $396,000 bid to clean five buildings

HAVERHILL, MA — The three-year contract from S.J. Services would be $46,000 cheaper if the city of Haverhill provides its own cleaning supplies.
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School district's disputes with labor union continue

NEW HAVEN, CT — The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) is in a heated contract dispute with the New Haven Public Schools Board of Education over the privatization of custodial services.
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Janitors steal more than $650,000 from nonprofit

NEW BRITAIN, PA — Eugene Child and Herbert Johnson stole more than $650,000 in three years from Foundations Behavioral Health and used the money to purchase trips to Disney World, Philadelphia Eagles football tickets and even tattoos and plastic surgery for family members.
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Race plays role in custodian's promotion

BROCKTON, MA — A black custodian with Brockton High School recently filed a grievance because a white custodian with less seniority was selected for a promotion.
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DKI and RIA form partnership

COLUMBIA, MD — Disaster Kleenup International (DKI) recently partnered with the Restoration Industry Association (RIA) to enroll 100 percent of the DKI membership into the trade association.
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Mayor embarrassed over school's uncleanliness

HAVERHILL, MA — Fortunately, the school custodians who clean Haverhill High School at night would be reassigned and not laid off.
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