2018

32BJ Building Workers in Long Island Reach Tentative Agreement with Realty Advisory Board

NEW YORK – 32BJ SEIU’s Long Island bargaining committee and the Realty Advisory Board have reached a tentative agreement that would provide raises of thousands of dollars yearly over four years, maintain health care and increase funding for retirement benefits. If ratified by the members, the contract would cover over 150 porters, handypersons and supers …

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After a Five Year Struggle, Philadelphia Airport Workers Win Their First Union Contract

PHILADELPHIA-Along with Mayor Jim Kenney, Council members and clergy, Philadelphia airport workers—including baggage handlers, wheelchair agents, cabin cleaners, line queues, sky caps and more—today announced the first ever union contract after more than five years of organizing for a living wage and a union. “I am proud of Philadelphia airport workers for winning a union …

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32BJ SEIU’s New Jersey District Decries Rep. Chris Smith’s Inaction on Immigration Policies

Newark— New Jersey’s own Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) has continually failed to take leadership to create a fair and efficient path to citizenship for hard-working immigrants who keep the economy running. Because of Smith’s inaction, the fate of DREAMers, a community of people who came to the United States without documentation as children, but who …

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32BJ SEIU Praises Virginia State Legislature’s Passage of Medicaid Expansion

(Arlington, VA) The following statement is attributable to Jaime Contreras, a Vice President at 32BJ SEIU: “As fewer and fewer people have employer-paid health coverage for themselves, much less their families, elections have consequences that can mean the difference between life and death. That’s why 32BJ members joined commonsense Virginians in electing leaders who fought …

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Holmes Norton Urges Secretary of State Pompeo to Reconsider Office Cleaner Layoffs

Washington, D.C. — In a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, D.C. Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton urges Pompeo to reconsider the May 1st layoff of 17 contracted cleaners following budget cuts from the Department’s Procurement Office. In addition, hundreds of State Department employees signed a petition delivered to Contracting Officer Pete Jones that …

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