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Building Service Workers’ Union 32BJ SEIU Announces Slate of Endorsements

HARTFORD — After reviewing written questionnaires and conducting in-person candidate interviews, members of Local 32BJ of the Service Employees International Union have voted to endorse a first round  of candidates running for national, statewide and state legislative offices in 2022.  The following statement may be attributed to Rochelle Palache, Vice President of 32BJ SEIU and …

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Service Plaza Workers File Complaints of Illegal Underpayment

HARTFORD, Conn. – Today, workers completed wage violation complaints against the two largest service plaza employers in Connecticut’s interstate highway system– Paul Landino, owner of 17 Subway restaurants across I-95 and I-15, and the giant international Applegreen Corporation, employer of all the Dunkin’ Donuts workers in the 23 plazas across three interstate highways. With these …

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Hartford Security Officers Reach Tentative First Union Contract

Deal includes job protection, wage increase & health benefits for 350 officers HARTFORD, Conn. — Last night a bargaining committee representing about 350 security officers who work at downtown office buildings and suburban complexes across Hartford County reached a tentative agreement on a first union contract. Subject to ratification in a special on-line Saturday meeting …

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Union’s Slate of Endorsed Candidates Win Democratic Primary Races

32BJ pledges support for Cabrera, Farrar, Gibson, McGee, and Moore, as well as Biden/Harris ticket   HARTFORD, Conn. — 32BJ SEIU, a union representing some 5,000 janitors, security officers and other property service workers across Connecticut, extends congratulations to Jorge Cabrera, Kate Farrar, Rep. Bobby Gibson, Rep. Brandon McGee and Sen. Marilyn Moore in their …

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32BJ Endorses Cabrera, Farrar, Gibson, McGee and Moore

For more information: Frank Soults, 860-471-5692, fsoults@seiu32bj.org   HARTFORD, Conn. — 32BJ SEIU Connecticut members have voted to endorse five Connecticut General Assembly candidates in the upcoming August 11 Democratic primary: Jorge Cabrera and Marilyn Moore for the Senate, and Kate Farrar, Bobby Gibson, and Brandon McGee for the House of Representatives. The following statement …

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As Senate Returns to Washington Today, Dozens of CT Legislators & Mayors Demand that Majority Leader McConnell and Speaker Pelosi Protect Essential Property Service Workers

HARTFORD, Conn. — More than 354 state and local office holders throughout the northeast, including CT legislative majority leaders Sen. Duff and Rep. Ritter, sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader McConnell and House Speaker Pelosi, urging them to adopt measures to protect property service workers who are vital during the COVID-19 crisis. The officials called for essential pay, …

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Hundreds of Cars Caravan to State Capitol to Demand Governor Support Immigrants & ALL Workers

Event mirrored at online press conference with dozens of speakers    Watch the online rally here   [PHOTOS AVAILALE ON REQUEST]   HARTFORD, Conn. — At noon today, hundreds of cars from across Connecticut formed a caravan at the State House while speakers joined them online in a virtual press conference, to jointly demand “Pandemic Relief …

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Union of Immigrants Condemns Trump’s Attempt to Close Nation of Immigrants

The following statement may be attributed to Juan Hernandez, Vice-President of 32BJ SEIU and the head of the union in Connecticut: “President Trump’s announcement yesterday to temporarily end all immigration to the United States is an affront to all common decency and common sense. I speak as president of one of the nation’s largest unions …

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McDonald’s on I-95 Fail to Disinfect after Workers Test Positive for Coronavirus

Actions Risk Health, Safety of Essential Service Plaza Workers & Public Caravan protest will drive through parking lots at Milford and Darien at 11 AM Today MILFORD, Conn. — Two McDonald’s stores at the rest stops on I-95 have continued operating without disinfecting properly after workers have tested positive for the coronavirus, threatening the health …

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CT Interstate Service Plaza Workers Demand Support in Pandemic

“Essential workers” face denial of sick time, cuts in hours, lack of protections DARIEN, Conn. – Governor Ned Lamont has designated food service workers as essential employees, yet some 950 employees across the Connecticut Interstate System are facing systematic abuse that risks the health and well-being of the workers, their families, and communities across the …

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