We are not fighting just for ourselves but we’re fighting for all working families.

~ Anna Dziubek, 32BJ Member, New York

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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 »
32BJ SEIU Statement on the Port Authority Resolution
Laguardia, Kennedy and Newark airport workers thank Port Authority Executive Director Patrick Foye for solidifying his January request for immediate wage increases, a paid holiday and a plan for enhanced wages and benefits into a mandate that enjoys the full support of the Port Authority board. However, these thousands of workers anxiously await further details 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 »
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