A thankless but necessary job

Brenda Buck, a custodian for Indiana University South Bend and Vice President of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees Union (AFSCME)  joins us on the podcast today. "As a custodian you're always on the move, you're not sitting at a desk all day. Some people are kind and considerate, but others either don't notice you or pretend not to notice you and can be very inconsiderate. It's a thankless job but it has to be done." Brenda has continued to perform her job duties through the pandemic in order to get campus buildings prepared for the return of students. She shares that they have upped the amount of cleanings they do each day, and are worried about the increased exposure to harsh chemicals as a result. Dan and Brenda discuss what potential lasting policy changes towards advancing the common good for essential workers might look like. 

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October 2021

Postgraduate Service Lunch | Alliance for Catholic Education
Friday, October 29, 2021 - 11:30am to 1:30pm

November 2021

Information Session | SSLP 2022
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 - 7:00pm
Getting Something to Eat in Jackson
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 - 7:00pm
Mini Postgraduate Service Fair
Friday, November 5, 2021 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Taste of PATH
Tuesday, November 9, 2021 - 7:30pm
Open Session | Franciscan Service Network
Thursday, November 11, 2021 - 11:00am to 2:00pm
Information Session | Poverty Studies Interdisciplinary Minor (PSIM)
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Dignity and Justice Workshop
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Catholic Social Tradition (CST) Minor Brunch
Sunday, November 14, 2021 - 11:30am
Higgins Film CLASSics | Blue Collar (1978)
Sunday, November 14, 2021 - 3:00pm
Virtues & Vocations Presents Howard Gardner: What is Good Work?
Monday, November 29, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

December 2021

Signs of the Times Brown Bag Lunch Series | Housing
Friday, December 3, 2021 - 12:00pm
Labor Café First Friday
Friday, December 3, 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm