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Developmentally disabled replace union janitors at state buildings



Published: Sun, August 5, 2012 @ 1:21 p.m.

Developmentally disabled replace union janitors at state buildings

Associated Press

TOLEDO, Ohio

Developmentally disabled workers have replaced janitorial employees at a state-owned building in northern Ohio under a contract reorganization by the state.

The state Department of Administrative Services started the changes with One Government Center in Toledo but says it also will be arranging janitorial staffing for buildings it oversees in Cleveland, Akron, and Columbus, The Blade reported.

The department made the changes at the center housing Toledo and Lucas County government offices when the janitorial contract with Advanced Cleaning Contractors Inc. of Toledo expired in June.

Twenty-one workers hired through the union firm were told they no longer had jobs cleaning the 22-story building and were replaced by 24 developmentally disabled workers from the nonprofit Lott Industries.


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1Boardman120(82 comments)posted 2 years, 1 month ago

I don't find it exploitative to allow the handicapped to become productive members of society. How dare you imply they aren't good enough to do this job. They are probably better, and happier workers than the previous ones.

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2AnotherAverageCitizen(1175 comments)posted 2 years, 1 month ago

OK mr kasich. How much are the new employees being paid? How much did the former employees get paid? How much profit is the nonprofit company making?

I have no problem with disabled people working, but just to replace other workers for no other reason then they were union workers is JUST. PLAIN WRONG

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3madison2011(92 comments)posted 2 years, 1 month ago

disabled people get SSD checks as well

@tigerlilly TRUE same thing with the little stores that accept directions cards MORE GOV money recycled

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4WilliamSwinger(341 comments)posted 2 years, 1 month ago

YSU has been doing this for some time. Must be the fault of the Republican leadership down there, huh? Stupid.

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5WilliamSwinger(341 comments)posted 2 years, 1 month ago

@Tiger

"...funnel public money into them in efforts to exploit your taxes for their own purposes..."

I think you defined the public union pretty well here! Congrats!

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