Provide clean and sanitary bathrooms at [Company]

Claire Feinberg
Claire Feinberg
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Organizer, designer, political staffer.

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About the template

Sick of disgusting bathrooms at work? Ask your management for a regular cleaning schedule to ensure all employees have a healthy work environment.

About the author

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.

To:[management@company.com]

Context

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.

Reasoning

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.

Demands

  • Immediately hire a professional service or maintenance employee to be responsible for cleaning restrooms.
  • Working with the newly-hired cleaning person or team, establish daily schedules that include taking out the trash and replenishing paper towels and toilet paper.
  • Institute bii-weekly deep cleanings that include mopping and disinfecting all surfaces.
  • Stock cleaning supplies for employees to utilize in the bathrooms in between regular cleanings.
  • Perform daily evaluations of cleanliness for one month and reevaluate the cleaning plan if necessary.

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