Industry News

When your business chooses to implement responsible contractor practices, you benefit from improved working conditions, lower worker-turnover, and increased quality of janitorial and security services for tenants. Read below for the latest industry trends in responsible contracting.


  • Breaking News — Report: Cleaning Up Oregon’s Janitorial Industry

    Breaking News — Report: Cleaning Up Oregon’s Janitorial Industry

    On July 1, 2018, a new Oregon law will hold janitorial contractors and their customers responsible for fixing longstanding problems in the industry, including sexual harassment and assault, discrimination, and wage theft. Read full report here.   Employers not in […]

  • Rising Income Inequality, Outsourcing and Sub-Contracting

    Read the full New York Times article article here ROCHESTER — Gail Evans and Marta Ramos have one thing in common: They have each cleaned offices for one of the most innovative, profitable and all-around successful companies in the United States. […]

  • Analyzing & Expanding the Green Janitor Education Program

    Green building practices and technologies are rapidly growing in popularity among building owners. Implementing green building projects leads to substantial return on investment through increased worker productivity, higher rental rates, lower healthcare costs, and reduced operating costs, among other benefits. […]

  • Better Training

    Combined with better wages and benefits, comprehensive training programs can further reduce turnover and develop the skills of high-performing security professionals. Rigorous employer/union training programs are especially important in today’s lax regulatory environment–which sets few standards for security officers–and in […]

  • Reducing Turnover Through the Union Solution

    When officers form a union, they have the ability to solve workplace problems, which increases morale and decreases turnover. Security officers work through their union to win decent wages and fair treatment, which leads to a sense of pride, loyalty […]

  • An Ounce of Prevention — Read more about SEIU & Raising Standards in the Security Industry

    With more than 50 years of experience in the private security industry, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is the nation’s largest union of security officers, representing more than 60,000 security professionals nationwide. SEIU members protect office buildings, government offices, […]

  • How to Ensure Responsible Security Contracting

    Government officials increasingly rely on private security companies to police public facilities. But in the absence of national mechanisms of accountability, who will police the security companies? Ultimately this responsibility falls to the government officials who hire the security companies. […]