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 Schools

Nearly 10,000 of us work in public schools, as well as colleges and universities, as cleaners, building engineers, maintenance workers, school bus drivers, aides, and food service workers. The 2,700 members of District 1201 working for the School District of Philadelphia just voted for a contract that saves jobs and keeps schools safe and clean. The 5,000 public school members of the New York Metro District are fighting for a new contract.


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:


Custodian of the Arts
This time of year, Israel Reyes, 57, the senior handyman and longtime boiler operator at Public School 69X Journey Prep in the Soundview section... Read More »
Was comatose school boiler tech victim of maintenance shortfall?
ED STEIN, Jim Whitehead, and Chris Trakimas had this year's hunting and fishing trips all figured out. Read More »

Our Opinion

Coming Together for a Good Contract
This year more than 400 32BJ Western Pennsylvania school members will bargain for new contracts. However, the bargaining environment has never been tougher. Read More »
The Mayor said YES!
Our fight for Equal Pay for Equal Work got a big boost when Mayor Bill de Blasio told us he supports our goal. Read More »
The City Council Heard Us
Our campaign for Equal Pay for Equal Work intensified as NY schools members testified to the City Council about the effects of the pay disparity among our membership. Read More »
Stand With 32BJ School Cleaners
NYC schools cleaners were out there in the snowstorm this week, and many still aren’t getting paid the same as others who do the same job. Read More »