We are 3,500 Pennsylvania public school workers – and we just won an agreement that saves 2,700 jobs in Philadelphia. We also work in Upper Morland Township, Interboro School District in Delaware County, Bensalem Township, Schuykill County, Scranton and Bellwood Antis as building engineers, cleaners and maintenance workers, school bus drivers and attendants, school aides, and environmental and pest control workers.
In 2011 we defied the national anti-worker trend and won a new right for workers in Connecticut: paid sick days. This is an important reminder that progress is achievable even now. Most of the 4,500 of us work as office cleaners or food service workers in the Hartford and Stamford areas. But we’re growing statewide, as we help security officers win the fight to join our union.
Property service workers first organized in the Washington D.C. area in the early 1940s, and we were on the front lines in the movement to unionize thousands of commercial janitors and cleaners throughout the U.S. We merged with 32BJ in 2006 and in the last five years helped security officers in Washington, D.C. and office cleaners in Northern Virginia win the fight to join us and raise standards on the job. Today, we are 17,000 strong, with members in D.C., Montgomery Country, Northern Virginia, and Baltimore.
We are 32BJ’s smallest district, with 1600 members in the Miami area, but we don’t shy away from the fight to make our jobs better or our communities stronger. We have helped raise the living wage rate in Miami Beach. Security officers, office cleaners, and food service workers have organized and joined our ranks. Next stop: organizing airport workers.
32BJ is the union of property service workers, and we take care of residential and commercial buildings, along with some unusual properties: country clubs, racetracks, and casinos. Our 4,500 members work in Putnam, Dutchess, Rockland, Orange, Sullivan, and Westchester counties in New York State.
Thanks to a hard-fought win for 3,000 security officers in Philadelphia this summer, there are now 10,000 of us in Philadelphia, its surrounding suburbs, and Wilmington, Del. In addition to security, we work as office cleaners, window washers, building engineers, and food service workers.
The National Conference of Firemen and Oilers became a district of 32BJ in 2008. NCFO's more than 8,000 members work across the country in a wide range of jobs and industries, including locomotive maintenance in railroad yards, custodians in public schools and production and maintenance in factories. Visit the NCFO site.
Property service workers had no union in our state 10 years ago. Today we are almost 10,000 strong. We are office building cleaners, school maintenance and food service workers, and apartment maintenance workers. We are helping thousands of security officers and airport workers to join our ranks.
Our union’s roots go back nearly 100 years in New York City. Over the decades, we have united office cleaners, apartment building workers, security officers, window cleaners, theater and stadium cleaners, and public school workers from all over the city and Long Island into one district with 70,000 members that New York magazine has called a “potent force.” Find out more about our divisions: Commercial, Residential, Security, Schools, Window Cleaners, Theater and Arena, Food Service.
We are at the forefront of union building in the service sector in Pittsburgh. With more than 5,500 of us working as office building cleaners, school and university workers, and in other property service fields, we are active in the fight to defend workers’ rights and to make our communities stronger.