Teamsters union leaders, allied with Mayor Rahm Emanuel, will no longer try to represent airport janitors working for a company the mayor hired last year amidst objections from other labor leaders.
The Lisbon Exempted Village Schools board of education has canceled a contract with a maintenance service company that was hired a year ago.
As part of an ongoing Facebook series, U.S. Products is posting tips and suggestions intended to help facility managers, cleaning professionals and carpet cleaning technicians develop carpet cleaning maintenance programs designed for specific facilities.
Chicago O'Hare Airport janitors spent much of the last year battling Mayor Rahm Emanuel's decision to award a five-year janitorial contract to a non-union cleaning company, United Maintenance, which has resulted in approximately 300 layoffs of union janitors.
For facilities managers experiencing problems with aging and wearing floors — or for those with new floors who wish to minimize costs — an effective, economical solution is concrete polishing.
We live in an environment of constant change. Everyone in an organization is asked to take on more responsibilities and be more efficient while attempting to produce better products or services.
If you look at where we are today compared to where we began, you’ll likely agree that we are light years away from the first attempts to maintain flooring in commercial buildings.
By diluting the negative stigmas surrounding the service industry, more people will feel energized about embracing the hands-on, technical roles that are at the core of American ingenuity.