Tag: 32BJ SEIU

‘Just Cause’ Bills – The Next Game-Changer for Low-Wage Workers Everywhere
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‘Just Cause’ Bills – The Next Game-Changer for Low-Wage Workers Everywhere

New York, NY – If enacted, “Just Cause” legislation newly introduced in the New York City Council could help further change the way fast food workers — and all all other low-wage earners — live and work in this town. Already buoyed by a hard-fought for new minimum wage, Fair Work Week regulations relating to…

NY/NJ Airport Workers: ‘We Need Health Insurance Now!’
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NY/NJ Airport Workers: ‘We Need Health Insurance Now!’

New York, NY – Low-wage workers who help move multitudes in and out of New York and New Jersey airports daily but still can’t afford the prohibitively high cost of private health insurance are hoping this is the year legislators on both sides of the Hudson confront tight-fisted employers.  On Tuesday, January 22, hundreds of…

32BJ Building Cleaners Secure New Contract Agreement Following Large NYC Rally & March
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32BJ Building Cleaners Secure New Contract Agreement Following Large NYC Rally & March

New York, NY – More than 20,000 building service workers across the city will remain on the job throughout the holiday season, after their union and the organization representing property owners and contractors on Friday reached a tentative agreement on a new four-year deal.  According to 32BJ SEIU, the agreement preserves workers’ all-important healthcare package,…

Building Service Workers Fill the Streets As NYC Bosses Push Major Healthcare and Wage Concessions
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Building Service Workers Fill the Streets As NYC Bosses Push Major Healthcare and Wage Concessions

New York, NY – The union advocating for 22,000 building service workers throughout the city and the group representing their bosses were back at the bargaining table Thursday — one day after 32BJ SEIU members voted to authorize a strike and marched up Sixth Avenue to demand a fair contract before the existing agreement expires…

Jersey Janitors Win Tentative Contract
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Jersey Janitors Win Tentative Contract

NEWARK, N.J.—Barely 24 hours after they voted to authorize a strike, New Jersey building-service workers reached a tentative contract agreement with a group of office-cleaning contractors. The four-year deal, announced by 32BJ SEIU Dec. 18, would cover 7,000 office cleaners who work in 500 buildings around the state. The union said it includes significant raises…

The Looming Commercial Cleaners Strike and Why Working People Need Medicare For All
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The Looming Commercial Cleaners Strike and Why Working People Need Medicare For All

Reporter’s Notebook New York, NY – Healthcare is such a core, fundamental issue for working men and women that in the next two weeks, more than 20,000 commercial cleaners throughout the city could walk off the job and strike to protect what they have — which begs the question: Why isn’t organized labor demanding a plan…

NYC Labor Unions Jeer ‘Out of Control’ Healthcare Costs
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NYC Labor Unions Jeer ‘Out of Control’ Healthcare Costs

New York, NY – Two of the most powerful labor unions in the city and their allies are mad as hell at the skyrocketing cost of healthcare in this town and the “irrational” hospital billing that’s become the financial equivalent of “Russian roulette.” City Council Members Mark Levine [D-7th District] and Fernando Cabrera [D-14th District]…

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