32BJ Union

Service workers avoid strike
Service workers avoid strike
News Alexa Altman 1/03/2012 at 5:00PM

The ball in Times Square may have dropped, but the bargaining unit representing the 32BJ Union did not drop the ball on worker contract negotiations. After several days of meetings between the union and the Realty Advisory Board, the two groups came to a consensus — improving the contracts for over 22,000 citywide service workers [...]

Strike averted
Editorial Queens Courier Staff 1/03/2012 at 12:53PM

We applaud the efforts of the 32BJ Union and the Realty Advisory Board on Labor Relations (RAB) in averting the potential strike of over 22,000 service workers, including office cleaners. Queens is home to the largest population of these workers, and in avoiding a strike, we feel the economy of the borough, as well as [...]

[UPDATE] New York City office cleaners avoid strike
[UPDATE] New York City office cleaners avoid strike
News Alexa Altman 1/03/2012 at 11:05AM

[UPDATE #2] As New York City rang in the New Year, thousands of citywide workers celebrated their new and improved contracts. Negotiations concluded with an agreement to follow new four-year contracts for over 22,000 New York City office cleaners. The contracts include a 5.6 percent wage increase and bonuses totaling $1,100 as well as full employer-paid [...]