We’ve counted the ballots and it’s official: New York residential members have overwhelmingly voted yes to ratify our new contract agreement! We got more YES ballots than ever before.
This contract protects our benefits, including family health care that is fully paid by the employer, and includes our biggest raise in decades. Over the next four years, this contract increases annual pay for doormen and porters by more than $5000.
“I am very happy that we were able to get a fair wage increase without going on strike,” said Scott Cohen, a doorman on Manhattan’s upper East Side. “The fact that our health care stayed affordable is a big relief.”
“With costs going up every year in the city, this contract will mean that we can keep up,” said Julia Rodriguez, who has been a handyperson for 15 years.
We still have work to do. Now that we have ratified the contract, we need to make sure that every employer honors this agreement. Read More »