Sick of disgusting bathrooms at work? Ask your management for a regular cleaning schedule to ensure all employees have a healthy work environment.
Claire is an organizer and designer based in Chicago. In the past year and a half she's worked on a mayoral, congressional and presidential race where she helped unionize a top-tier presidential campaign. She believes collective action leads to more informed citizens and a healthier society.
Basic cleanliness should be the standard condition for our work environment at [Company] . Instead, employees have had to routinely clean the restroom on behalf of management because of accidents, spills and overflowing garbage. It’s unacceptable that we cannot expect a basic level of cleanliness at our workplace and we need to implement routine cleaning practices to rectify this.
Restrooms are a private respite from the work day. If they are squalid they’re not actually places to take a private pause, but someplace to be avoided. Employees who have migraines, other health conditions, or are breastfeeding may use the bathroom to restore themselves. In the era of COVID, an unhygienic bathroom can discourage hand-washing because employees don’t want to touch surfaces or linger in the bathroom. We know proper handwashing is one of the best ways to prevent the spread of germs, and [Company] would encourage better handwashing by cleaning the bathroom regularly.