I think every shop steward should be training someone else and that person can be training someone else too.

~ Maurice Thomas, 32BJ Member, DC/VA/MD


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:


City’s Doormen Reach New Labor Agreement
Under the deal, a typical New York City doorman or porter in a unionized building would make $49,402 by 2018, a jump from the... Read More »
Doormen Reach a Tentative Agreement With Landlords
The agreement, which still needs to be ratified by members, represents a slight increase over the 10 percent raise that the union, 32BJ SEIU... 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 »