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Chicago faucet company limits bathroom breaks to 30 minutes per week

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A local union claims a faucet company in Chicago is disciplining workers who take too long in the bathroom, according to a report.

WaterSaver Faucet Co. in Chicago allegedly disciplines employees who spend more than six minutes a day in the bathroom. The company monitors time spent in the bathroom with a swipe card system.

Nineteen of the company’s employees were already allegedly disciplined after going over the allotted bathroom time of 30 minutes per week, according to Local 743 who filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board.

WaterSaver Faucet Co. released the following statement:

"The matter of washroom breaks at our company has been mischaracterized by union leadership. We understand that employees need to use the washroom outside of scheduled break times. Any person may go to the washroom at any time they need. It should be noted that union leadership previously had agreed to a policy regarding washroom use, and even suggested language for it.

We urge Local 743 to put an end to its publicity campaign and get down to the business of negotiating a new contract so that we may all focus solely on the business of providing excellent products to our customers."


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