Tentative Agreement Reached!
Today we are proud to say we have made it a little easier for our 30,000 members – skilled, hard-working people living in communities across the city and taking care of millions of New Yorkers – to make this great city our home.
After weeks of negotiation, we have come to a residential contract agreement with the Realty Advisory Board for Labor Relations (RAB), an industry association representing most building owners in New York City.
This victory is a result of member strength, worker unity, and our readiness and willingness to hit the streets. We were organized, disciplined, focused and ready to strike.
From the beginning of these negotiations, we have maintained that residential workers should not be struggling to make ends meet at a time when the real estate industry is thriving. I’m happy to report that we have reached a strong and reasonable settlement with no givebacks, our pension and healthcare protected, and a strong wage increase that keeps ahead of inflation and the rising cost of living.