The union is only as strong as we are. If we don’t get up and fight things stay the same with the 99% and the 1%.

~ Kim Squirrel, 32BJ Member, Western Pennsylvania


Welcome to 32BJ SEIU Residential

More than 30,000 of 32BJ members are doormen, building maintenance workers, and superintendents working to make apartment buildings clean, safe, and welcoming to the people who call them home. While we’re concentrated in New York City, we also work in New York’s Hudson Valley, northern New Jersey, and Washington, D.C.


We are powerful because people like you have stepped up to join the fight. We need your help leading contract campaigns, organizing non-union workers, and taking political action. If you’re interested in joining the fight and getting important union updates, fill out the contact information below:


Building Workers Protest Chelsea Gentrification
About 50 building workers protested outside 520 West 23rd Street on Thursday, August 28, 2014 because they say that the residential condo board’s refusal... Read More »
Apartment Building Workers Seek Raises, Preserved Benefits
Raises, health care and pensions are talking points in new contract negotiations between the Hudson Valley's apartment building workers union and building owners. Read More »

Our Opinion

Tentative Agreement Reached!
Today we are proud to say we have made it a little easier for our 30,000 members – skilled, hard-working people living in communities across the city and taking care of millions of New Yorkers – to make this great city our home.

After weeks of negotiation, we have come to a residential contract... Read More »
A High Line for the People
In a neighborhood where the very air sells for $500 a square foot, full-time workers should not be getting poverty wages.

The 2005 rezoning of Chelsea brought the promise of economic development, an innovative new park and affordable housing. That promise has not been kept.

Instead, skyrocketing rents along the High Line has driven a wedge... Read More »
April 2nd: Be There!
I look forward to seeing you this Wednesday as we turn Park Avenue into a sea of purple and gold. Thousands of working men and women will join together to demonstrate our strength and unity and to deliver the message that we make New York home for millions.

We’ll be there to call in... Read More »
Setting a Standard for All Working People
As residential workers in New York City negotiate a new contract, there is more at stake than the terms of this particular contract. We’re setting a standard for all working people in this city.

It’s no secret that the gap between the rich and the poor is growing, and the middle class is shrinking. It’s... Read More »