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May 9, 2014 | News Story
May 9, 2014 | News Story
On Tuesday May 6 staff from several unions gathered at the Central Labor Council for a training by Russell Drapkin and Amy Lampkin from the political department of the national AFL-CIO.  They spent the day training participants in LAN- the Labor Action Network a tool which allows affiliates to effectively communicate with their members in order to keep them informed about political and...
May 9, 2014 | News Story
May 2, 2014 | News Story
Yesterday, thousands of union members and community groups converged on City Hall Park to speak out for fair wages and contracts, safe jobs and comprehensive immigration reform.  Please click on the gallery below to view photos from this historic gathering.
Apr 25, 2014 | News Story
On Monday, April 20th hundreds of Build Up NYC members and supporters gathered at Brooklyn Borough Hall to call for the creation and protection of good jobs, and the maintenance of park space for residents. Developers at nearby Brooklyn Bridge Park and Watchtower Properties have not committed to providing the good jobs Brooklyn needs to grow and maintain its middle class, and the rally was...
Apr 11, 2014 | News Story
This week, the Central Labor Council held its annual Awards Reception, celebrating champions of working people.  This year’s honorees were 1199 SEIU President George Gresham, Plumbers Union Local 1 Business Manager John J. Murphy, and the New York State DREAM Act Coalition. John Jay College Humanities Major Danyeli Rodriguez accepted the award on behalf of the DREAM Act Coalition.
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...