“They have to be aware that the people who work for them are not just statistics, but we are people. The union has allowed us to show that and use our voices.”

~ Michael Greene, 32BJ Member, New York

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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.

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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:

More NEWS

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Union Outraged over Flemington-Raritan Custodial Contract
A union representing custodial workers in the Flemington-Raritan School District has expressed outrage over the board's decision to cut the night staff to a... Read More »
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‘Happy’ Gets Very, Very Lucky
Even more delicious is "We Are Happy From Philadelphia." It depicts a staff of custodial workers cheerfully cleaning up the School District of Philadelphia... Read More »

Our Opinion

Our Fight For Equal Pay For Equal Work Continues
Thanks to the many school cleaners and handypersons who lobbied this summer, the majority of council members we’ve visited so far have pledged to support and vote YES to the Equal Pay for Equal Work legislation in the New York City Council. This is a huge step towards victory but we need everyone... Read More »
Giving Thanks and Support
From 32BJ President Héctor Figueroa As I think about all the things I am thankful for this year, you are at the top of my list. I am so thankful for all of the hard work and solidarity of every 32BJ member that makes our union strong. Together, we’ve raised our voices and will continue to... Read More »
From Your New Union President
I am incredibly honored and excited to greet you as the new president of 32BJ SEIU! Yesterday I stood with the new officers and Executive Board of our proud local as we were sworn into office by Mary Kay Henry, president of our parent body, the Service Employees International Union. I looked around the... Read More »
It’s been an honor
By Mike Fishman Today is my last day as President of 32BJ SEIU. Serving as your president for 12 years has been my greatest honor, and I thank you for the opportunity. We have done incredible work together: our local has doubled in size, we continue to win strong contracts, we’ve organized with thousands... Read More »