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  • Bee-Clean Janitors Vote to Strike, Launching Pickets throughout Vancouver
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    Bee-Clean Janitors Vote to Strike, Launching Pickets throughout Vancouver

    Janitors unionized with SEIU Local 2 are set to strike at multiple buildings across the Lower Mainland. Bee-Clean Building Maintenance janitors have been working with no paid sick days and health benefits throughout the pandemic. VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 29, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Janitors at multiple buildings across the Lower Mainland have voted overwhelmingly in favor of a strike. Janitors will be launching pickets the week of November 2nd. The pickets will expand and escalate to dozens of Bee Clean sites throughout the Vancouver area.Bee-Clean janitors have worked throughout the pandemic, helping to keep workplace and community spaces safe and sanitary. While the government and public has voiced their gratitude towards janitors for this essential work, Bee-Clean management continues refuse to provide a fair wage, health benefits for all of its employees, and adequate paid sick days. Janitors have been coming to the bargaining table for well over a year to negotiate a fairer deal. Exasperated with Bee-Clean’s intransigence, janitors voted this week to strike.Andrew Tsui, Bee-Clean janitor working at Lonsdale Quay, is frustrated with Bee-Clean’s unfairness. Tsui says: “My wages are so low that I feel that I have to come into work even when sick. I hate doing it because I don’t want to spread illness, but its either that or paying rent.” He continues: “Bee-Clean has left us with no other option but to strike. We are going into this strike with strong support from our families and community members.”Bee-Clean’s current proposal is unacceptable to janitors. It would incentivize the employer to cut full-time jobs and deny many Bee-Clean employee’s access to paid benefits. Furthermore, the proposal offers a wage increase which fails to keep pace with cost-of-living and rising janitorial wage standards in the Vancouver area. Bee-Clean’s offer would mean that front-line janitors would continue to have to work multiple jobs to make ends meet.Janitors will be launching pickets starting the week of November 2nd in front of 6 buildings where Bee-Clean has been contracted, and are set to drastically increase this number as the strike goes on. Janitors are also launching buzzonbeeclean.ca to inform property owners and the public-at-large on the reality of Bee-Clean’s employment practices. A rally bringing together community members, politicians, janitors, workers’ allies and the public will be held later that week, with details to be announced.SEIU Local 2 represents workers in Nova Scotia, Ontario, Alberta, New Brunswick and British Columbia.Contact: Assya Moustaqim-Barrette assyamb@seiulocal2.ca 416-274-4903

  • The Infatuation Teams Up with Six Mexican Chefs from Across the US to Collaborate on Authentic Tequila Don Julio Cocktails with Family Meals in Honor of Día de los Muertos
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    The Infatuation Teams Up with Six Mexican Chefs from Across the US to Collaborate on Authentic Tequila Don Julio Cocktails with Family Meals in Honor of Día de los Muertos

    In celebration of Día de los Muertos, restaurant discovery platform, The Infatuation is partnering with six celebrated Mexican chefs to collaborate and create exclusive Tequila Don Julio cocktails. Each cocktail will be paired with a family-style meal inspired by the chefs' mentors to raise a glass to the holiday with loved ones. The chefs from New York, Los Angeles and Texas have partnered up to curate specialty menu items inspired by their treasured traditions with friends and family.

  • Hill Technical Solutions Forms Strategic Partnership with DC Capital Partners
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    Hill Technical Solutions Forms Strategic Partnership with DC Capital Partners

    Hill Technical Solutions, Inc ("HTSI" or the "Company") announced today that it has formed a strategic partnership with DC Capital Partners ("DC Capital"), a private equity investment firm headquartered in Alexandria, Va., to enhance HTSI's ability to expand its capabilities and grow its customer base.