Residential Workers in the Bronx Need Our Support

Phipps Houses, the city’s largest non-profit affordable housing developer, has not fulfilled its moral obligations to support working class New Yorkers.

by Kyle Bragg
32BJ Secretary-Treasurer

We all agree that we need more affordable housing in New York City but we also need good jobs to be able to raise our families and call this city home. Phipps Houses, the city’s largest non-profit affordable housing developer, has not fulfilled its moral obligations to support working class New Yorkers. In some of the affordable housing buildings it has developed in recent years the porters and handymen who keep the buildings running are struggling to keep a roof over their head.  They have low pay and few meaningful benefits on the job, while Phipps’ CEO earns $760,000 a year in total compensation.

Please sign this petition calling on Bronx elected officials to demand that if Phipps wants to keep developing in the Bronx it must ensure workers at its buildings are treated with respect.

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