Tag: 32BJ SEIU

Airline Contractors Axed Thousands of Workers While Federal Payroll Aid Was On Way
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Airline Contractors Axed Thousands of Workers While Federal Payroll Aid Was On Way

WASHINGTON—Fifteen airline contractors that received more than $1 billion in federal aid intended to “preserve aviation jobs” laid off more than 16,000 workers while their applications for the money were pending, according to a report released Oct. 9 by the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis. The companies, which provide services such as handling…

AFL-CIO, 32BJ Rips Federal Court Decision to Deport Essential Workers
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AFL-CIO, 32BJ Rips Federal Court Decision to Deport Essential Workers

PASADENA, Calif.—A federal appeals court ruled Sept. 14 that the Trump administration can end temporary protected status for immigrants from El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Sudan—possibly setting up more than 300,000 people to be deported beginning next year. Harvard janitor and 32BJ member Doris Landaverde, co-founder of the Harvard TPS committee, speaks out against the…

Healthy Terminal Act Clears Hurdle; Awaits Cuomo’s Signature
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Healthy Terminal Act Clears Hurdle; Awaits Cuomo’s Signature

Queens, NY – Unprotected airport workers have fought for more than a year for access to affordable healthcare — and as of Wednesday, they now have enough support from the New York Legislature to pass a bill that will achieve their goals. All that is left for the Healthy Terminals Act to become a reality…

NYC Unions Challenge Trumpian Racism and the ‘Three-Pronged Crisis’ Gripping American Workers
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NYC Unions Challenge Trumpian Racism and the ‘Three-Pronged Crisis’ Gripping American Workers

New York, NY – Angry trade unionists on the front lines of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic stood up, on Monday morning, against the “three-pronged crisis” gripping workers in Donald Trump’s America, demanding an end to systemic racism and the immediate passage of the Heroes Act in the U.S. Senate.  “Working people are suffering under a…

NYC Airport Workers Still Without Healthcare After Massive Industry Bailout
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NYC Airport Workers Still Without Healthcare After Massive Industry Bailout

Queens, New York – Dozens of airport workers that are members of 32BJ SEIU were in a social distancing outdoor rally in the simmering heat at the Katch Astoria Gastropub & Bar in Queens on Thursday, to advocate for the Healthy Terminals Act.  Since the coronavirus pandemic hit the United States, the union lost over…

32BJ Rallies Behind NYC Security Officers Suffering Under Unequal ‘Caste System’
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32BJ Rallies Behind NYC Security Officers Suffering Under Unequal ‘Caste System’

NEW YORK, N.Y.—Chanting “Equal Pay for Equal Work,” about 60 32BJ SEIU members rallied outside a Manhattan homeless shelter June 24, demanding that privately run shelters that receive city funds pay their security officers the same wages that guards at city-run shelters get. “This double standard is unfair,” 32BJ vice president Denis Johnston, head of…

32BJ President Kyle Bragg on Juneteenth: ‘We Have to Agitate and Take to the Streets!’
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32BJ President Kyle Bragg on Juneteenth: ‘We Have to Agitate and Take to the Streets!’

Brooklyn, NY – Labor unions — if they aren’t already in the streets following the police killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and so many other unarmed people of color — need to stand with the community activists confronting police brutality and “brining the heat for change in this country.”  That’s the message 32BJ SEIU…

Union Healthcare Workers Take a Knee Against Police Brutality and Systemic Racism
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Union Healthcare Workers Take a Knee Against Police Brutality and Systemic Racism

Brooklyn, NY – Healthcare workers continuing to struggle on the front lines of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic spent Thursday’s noontime lunch break invoking the names of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Ahmaud Arbery — and all the other victims of police violence, both here and across the nation. In Brooklyn, motorists on Rockaway Parkway…

NYC Labor Unions Back $1 Billion Cut to NYPD Budget
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NYC Labor Unions Back $1 Billion Cut to NYPD Budget

New York, NY – The largest union representing property service workers in the United States in supporting the campaign to cut $1 Billion from the NYPD budget following a week of often violent police suppression of Constitutionally-protected demonstrators protesting the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.  Supporters of cutting the NYPD budget, including New York…

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