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Apr 11, 2014 | News Story
Today, 32BJ SEIU officials announced that a tentative four-year agreement has been reached on a new contract for roughly 30,000 doormen, porters, building supers and other Residential workers.  The agreement comes after weeks of negotiations with the Realty Advisory Board for Labor Relations (RAB), an industry association representing most building owners in New York City. The new contract...
Apr 4, 2014 | News Story
Today, Friday, April 4 roughly 100 airport workers and 32BJ members gathered at JFK Airport to celebrate the life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a nine mile march to LaGuardia Airport.  
Apr 4, 2014 | News Story
On Wednesday, April 2, thousands of 32BJ SEIU members and supporters gathered at 79th Street and 5th Avenue to take a stand for Residential workers.  The eastbound march ended on Park Avenue, where union members and officials took the stage to address the already energized crowd.  Speakers included 32BJ president Hector Figueroa, and Secretary-Treasurer Kyle Bragg, who addressed members about the...
Mar 28, 2014 | News Story
Residents at Elmhurst Hospital have voted to join the Council of Interns and Residents (CIR/SEIU Healthcare)!  Last September, 140 Elmhurst residents petitioned for the right to join the union, in response to the fact that they are paid roughly $5,000- $10,000 less per year than their counterparts at other public and private hospitals. The residents are on the payroll of Mount Sinai’s Icahn...
Mar 27, 2014 | News Story
Albany, NY - This past weekend at the Somos el Futuro Conference convened by the Puerto Rican/Hispanic Task Force of the NYS Assembly, the NYC Chapter of LCLAA held their annual Labor Breakfast, honoring distinguished members of the NY Labor Movement.  Honorees included Terry Melvin, Secretary Treasurer of the NYS AFL-CIO;  Michael McGuire, Director, MTDCPAC, LIUNA and Anthony Harmon, UFT, ...
Mar 21, 2014 | News Story
This week, the State Senate failed to pass the New York State DREAM Act.  The legislation would allow undocumented students to apply for the State’s Tuition Assistance Program (TAP), as well as various in-state loans and scholarships.
Mar 21, 2014 | News Story
On Thursday, Mayor de Blasio signed the expanded Paid Sick Leave bill into law.  This measure would require companies with five or more employees to allow workers up to five paid days off to recuperate from an illness, or to care for an ill family member The bill was signed at Steve’s Ice Cream in Greenpoint, Brooklyn – a business which voluntarily offers paid sick days to its workers.
Mar 21, 2014 | News Story
A residential contract between SEIU 32BJ and the Realty Advisory Board (RAB) is due to expire on April 20, 2014.  This contract covers 30,000 32BJ members working in over 3,000 different buildings in New York City.  32BJ has been at the bargaining table fighting for fair wages and the protection of health benefits.  Despite recent gains in the city’s residential market, the RAB has been...
Mar 7, 2014 | News Story
At a special ceremony in celebration of both Black History Month and Women’s History Month, 32BJ SEIU honored several outstanding women in labor, politics and social justice. Award winners included 1199 SEIU Executive Vice President Neva Shillingford-King, NYC Central Labor Council Secretary-Treasurer Janella Hinds, New York City First Lady Chirlane McCray, New York City Public Advocate Tish...
Mar 7, 2014 | News Story
A group of elected officials and their representatives attended Build Up NYC's legislative briefing yesterday to learn about the organization's agenda for 2014 as it continues to promote good jobs and responsible development. State and city elected officials were asked to call Kushner Companies and Starwood Capital Group and urge them to commit to industry standards that keep NYC affordable to...