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32BJ SEIU & the Maintenance Contractors of New England Sign Contract Extension during Justice for Janitors Week

32BJ SEIU & the Maintenance Contractors of New England Sign Contract Extension during Justice for Janitors Week Essential Workers & their Employers Reach Hopeful Milestone As Mass. State of Emergency Expires *Interviews with members and leadership available upon request* Boston, MA.–On Wednesday—a day after Massachusetts’ state of emergency officially expired and weeks after Governor Baker …

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Commissioner Ken Russell & Striking Janitors Protest Pay Discrimination, Poverty Wages; Announce own Cleancoin “Cryptocurrency” Because Janitors are Undervalued

Janitors on strike against Coastal Building Maintenance say employers need to “invest” in their workers. New survey finds 87% of Miami cleaners struggle to pay for food, 0% have paid sick days, and 72% did not have adequate PPE during the pandemic WHAT:  Striking janitors, employed by Coastal Building Maintenance (CBM), launch their own “cryptocurrency”—Cleancoin—to …

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32BJ SEIU and the Apartment and Office Building Association (AOBA) Urge Prioritization of At-Risk Frontline Property Services Workers for Vaccines to Expedite Region’s Reopening

“We applaud D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser for leading the region by making at-risk frontline property service workers eligible for COVID vaccines a top priority, as this is an important first step to vaccinating all. Virginia Governor Ralph Northam should also be commended for allowing employers to register eligible employees for vaccines. We urge Maryland state …

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Hudson Valley and Fairfield County Janitors Approve Four-Year Accord

Deal boosts wages, protects benefits, and improves workplace rules for 3,000 cleaners in large commercial buildings STAMFORD, Conn. — Four days before the expiration of their current union contract, hundreds of commercial building cleaners unanimously voted to approve a new agreement at meetings in Port Chester, NY, this morning and Stamford, CT, this afternoon. The …

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**STRIKE AVERTED** Hudson Valley/Fairfield County Janitors Reach Tentative Contract Agreement

Deal includes fair wage increase & protects health benefits for 3,000 janitors STAMFORD, Conn. — In a Stamford Marriott meeting room this afternoon, a union bargaining committee representing over 3,000 janitors in Fairfield County, Connecticut, and the lower Hudson Valley, New York, reached a tentative contract agreement with an industry group representing cleaning contractors and …

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***STRIKE AVERTED ** Hartford and New Haven Janitors Approve Four-Year Accord

Deal includes fair wage increase & protects health benefits for 2,400 janitors; Stamford bargaining continues HARTFORD, Conn. — At meetings today in Hartford, New Haven, and New Britain, hundreds of commercial building cleaners unanimously voted to approve a new union contract, thereby averting a strike in the new year. The vote ratifies a tentative agreement …

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