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More Than A Nation: A Celebration Of Americans

Jim Moore | Posted 07.05.2016 | Good News
Jim Moore

On this July 4th weekend, I'd like to take a moment to make clear just what it is I believe I'm celebrating, or, more precisely, who I believe I am ce...

25 Years Ago L.A. Janitors Planted the Seeds for Today's Movement

Valarie Long | Posted 06.15.2016 | Business
Valarie Long

Today is the 25th anniversary of "Justice for Janitors Day," which commemorates an event that sparked one the most successful underpaid-worker campaigns in recent history: Justice for Janitors. But perhaps the most important contribution by janitors to our country has been how they have shaped today's broad and growing workers' movement.

Dave Jamieson

Target Hands A Big Victory To Store Janitors | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.10.2014 | Business

Following a string of strikes and protests held by low-wage workers in Minneapolis-St. Paul, the Minnesota-based retailer Target has agreed to insert ...

World's Most Honest Janitor Gets To Keep $80,000 He Found In Toilet Stall

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 05.14.2014 | Good News

A cleaner who found close to $100,000 in a toilet stall three years ago is now flush with cash. Chamindu Amarsinghe first stumbled upon the cash, i...

Progress Is Still Possible for Workers Battling an Unfair System

Gerry Hudson | Posted 04.21.2013 | Black Voices
Gerry Hudson

Too many working people across the country have to hope for overtime, string together two or three jobs or rely on public benefits to financially stay afloat. Contractors and corporations are reaping the benefits of a productive workforce yet they aren't equitably sharing those rewards.

Dave Jamieson

Walter Reed's Low-Wage Janitors Working Without Pay | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.14.2012 | DC

Update: The Gazette reports that the workers received their checks late Tuesday. WASHINGTON -- Janitors and housekeepers who clean the Walter Reed ...

Jason Cherkis

RNC Convention Workers Being Paid Below Minimum Wage | Jason Cherkis | Posted 08.31.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- During these past four days at the RNC convention, janitors have worked around the clock picking up after delegates, conservative stars...

Cole Stangler

Houston Janitors' Strike Spreads Across The Nation | Cole Stangler | Posted 07.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A janitor strike that began in Houston spread to six cities across the country Tuesday, with hundreds of janitors in different location...

Dave Jamieson

Janitor Confronts JPMorgan Chief At Hill Hearing (VIDEO) | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A janitor from Texas confronted JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon after a congressional hearing on Tuesday, asking the finance executive wh...

Custodians Are Not Just Janitors

FSView | Posted 05.15.2012 | College

Custodial staff are often burdened with extraneous, unnecessary tasks. Their jobs are difficult and under appreciated as it is. We don't need to add to that with insensitivity and stupid antics that leave messes in our wake.

Janitors Suspended For Binding, Gagging Students In Bathroom

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 03.05.2012 | Education

Two janitors from Gregory Elementary School in Long Beach, NJ., have been placed on paid suspension after they allegedly bound and gagged two 10-year-...

Lila Shapiro

WATCH: Janitors Fire Back At Newt Gingrich | Lila Shapiro | Posted 01.19.2012 | Business

Despite his current surge in the South Carolina polls, Newt Gingrich's star is not rising among one group of workers who have been a key talking point...

Gingrich Makes a Mess with Janitors Claim

Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics

The Following post first appeared on Newt Gingrich got it wrong when he claimed "an entry-level janitor gets paid twice as much as a...

Dave Jamieson

Newt Gingrich's Cavalier View Of Janitorial Work Challenged By Facts | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich argued at an address at Harvard University last week that American school systems should...

Gingrich Doubles Down On Questionable Child Labor Proposal

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich clarified his comment calling child labor laws "stupid" Monday in an interview with The Washington Pos...

PHOTOS: The Most Popular Jobs In America

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

By Kaitlin Madden, The following is a list of jobs with little in common. Annual salaries for these jobs range from just over $18,0...