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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 current annual pay of $44,389. The increase would go into effect incrementally over four years. Read More »
Statement on the Passing of Basil Paterson
Statement by Héctor Figueroa, president of 32BJ SEIU, on the passing of Basil Paterson: “We mourn the passing of Basil Paterson, who leaves behind him a legacy of unflinching support for  working people of all backgrounds. Basil repeatedly broke through the thicket of racial barriers, and in doing so redefined advocacy and political work for Read More »
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 current annual pay of $44,389. The increase would go into effect incrementally over four years. 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 and city landlords agreed to in 2010, bringing doormen’s salaries to about $44,000. Read More »
Airport Workers Demonstrate for Pay Increase, City Charter Change
Low-wage workers at Philadelphia International Airport urged Philadelphia voters Friday to approve a question on the May 20 primary ballot that would increase the minimum wage for employees hired by airport subcontractors to $10.88 an hour. Read More »
Upscale Buildings Deny Workers a Living Wage
Hundreds of union workers marched across the High Line alongside non-union workers, elected officials and local advocates on April 10 to call for better wages for the non-union employees of numerous luxury residential buildings in West Chelsea. Read More »
Workers Say Cuts to T Cleaning Services Will Leave a ‘Mess’ on the MBTA
During the MBTA board’s monthly meeting on Wednesday, a group of janitors responsible for keeping the stations clean will tell transit officials not to “make a mess” of the T by allowing staffing levels to be mopped up. Read More »
MBTA Urged to Reconsider Scheduled Cuts to Station Janitors
Workers who clean MBTA stations are urging the T to reconsider a cost-saving plan that calls for reducing the number of subcontracted janitors by nearly one-third and cutting about one quarter of the total hours they spend cleaning. Read More »
In King’s Name, Honor Airport Workers
It is only fitting that hundreds of workers, advocates and supporters have chosen this April 4 to honor Dr. King's memory with a rally at Kennedy Airport followed by a 10-mile march to LaGuardia Airport. Read More »
Workers Walk Airport to Airport to Remember MLK
Airport workers marched 10 miles from JFK Airport to LaGuardia Airport on the 46th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination to keep pressure on the major airlines and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to raise their wages. Read More »
Cities Advance Their Fight Against Rising Inequality
In January, Teresa Fuentes’s employer told her she could work no more than 30 hours a week preparing burgers and passing out food at the drive-through for about $9.50 an hour. It was just the latest blow to her already-fragile household finances. Ms. Fuentes, 47, had missed work to take care of an eye infection for which she could not afford the prescription drops. She... Read More »
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