We closed 2015 with an amazing victory: A new Commercial Cleaners Agreement that protected and improved our pay and benefits. It is now 2017 and our efforts are still bearing fruit. All 25,000 commercial cleaners in NYC are seeing a raise on their paychecks.
That raise, and the one you will get next year, are the direct result of your work and determination. We stood together at our buildings, we went out to the street, we mobilized our friends and allies, we authorized a strike and we bargained with all our collective strength to make it happen.
Take a look at your check. Make sure you have the right rate (see table below). Call 212-388-32BJ if you see any problems. And remember, in a time when working people are under attack, we win because we stick together with hope and determination.