2018

Contract Talks Begin for 31,000 New York City Apartment Building Workers

New York, NY–Negotiations for a new, multi-year contract begin today between the Realty Advisory Board (RAB), an industry association representing most building owners in New York City and 32BJ SEIU, the largest private sector union in New York. The contract covers 31,000 doormen and women, superintendents, resident managers, handypersons, concierges and porters working at apartment buildings throughout Manhattan, …

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32BJ Calls for Immediate Reform as Second Migrant Child Dies in Border Patrol Custody

The following statement may be attributed to Héctor Figueroa, President of 32BJ SEIU: “The deeply disturbing and tragic death of a second Guatemalan child in the custody of Border Patrol demands immediate reform of the agency’s detention practices, and an end to the Trump administration’s absolutely inhumane treatment of migrants. Less than two weeks after …

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32BJ SEIU: Partial Government Shutdown Is Bad For Working People

The following statement can be attributed to Héctor Figueroa, President of 32BJ SEIU. “As the nation’s largest property service union and one of the largest representing immigrants, we are doubly appalled at the Republican-controlled Congress and the Trump administration’s reckless decision to shut down portions of the federal government in pursuit of a malicious and …

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32BJ Responds to Texas Federal Judge Ruling on the Affordable Care Act

The following statement is attributable to Héctor Figueroa, President of 32BJ SEIU: “The Texas federal judge’s appalling ruling striking down the Affordable Care Act could take us back to the dark days where a preexisting condition could be a death sentence or a prescription for bankruptcy. If upheld by the Supreme Court, the ruling could …

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32BJ Expresses Grief and Outrage at Death of Child in Border Patrol Custody

  The following statement may be attributed to Héctor Figueroa, President of 32BJ SEIU: “We are horrified, angered and deeply saddened by the death of the 7-year-old girl from Guatemala in the custody of Border Patrol announced last night. The Border Patrol needs to account for the 8-hour delay between apprehension of the girl and …

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Union Representing 4,000 Immigrant Workers in Virginia Endorse Jennifer Boysko’s Bid to Replace Jennifer Wexton in the State Senate

Arlington, Va. – Members of the Service Employees International (SEIU) 32BJ today announced their endorsement of Jennifer Boysko’s bid to replace State Senator and Congresswoman-elect Jennifer Wexton. The union represents 4,000 office cleaners in Northern Virginia, who overwhelmingly immigrants from Central America. 32BJ members are inspired by Boysko’s strong advocacy for immigrant rights, a $15 …

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Newark Airport Workers Who Won “$19/hour” To Protest United Ground Express’ Heartless Failure to Hire

Hundreds Face Uncertain Future Newark NJ— Workers set to receive a hard-won wage increase at Newark Liberty International Airport now face layoffs and reassignments thanks to new contractor, United Ground Express (UGE). 800 workers who provide critical services – ticket agents, security, wheelchair attendants, cabin cleaners and baggage handlers – received layoff notices just before the Port …

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