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

New York Can Do Better At Reducing Building Energy Waste

Posted 8/3/12 | Filed in

The following statement on the City’s comprehensive study of New York City buildings can be attributed to Mike Fishman, President of 32BJ, one of the largest building service workers union in the country:

“With nearly 80 percent of New York’s greenhouse gas emissions produced by buildings, it’s imperative for owners, workers, environmental groups and the government to jointly tackle this environmental challenge,” said Mike Fishman, President of 32BJ, the largest building service workers union in the country. “ As the City’s latest comprehensive report of New York buildings points out, reducing energy waste is a win-win solution that benefits all New Yorkers.”

“High-impact, cost-effective labor-management programs like 32BJ’s Green Supers are already providing building workers with the tools they need to make our buildings more efficient and our city cleaner.”

Green Supers is a program of the Thomas Shortman Training Fund – a labor management partnership that offers training to more than 80,000 32BJ union members working in the property services industry. The Fund’s programs provide 150,000 hours of industry, academic, and computer courses at over 20 locations in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. Realty Advisory Board on Labor Relations is a multi-employer association serving the real estate industry in New York City, Long Island, Westchester, Connecticut and Northern New Jersey. With more than 120,000 members in eight states, including 70,000 in New York, 32BJ is the largest property services union in the country.

For detailed program information visit http://www.1000supers.com

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