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The Other Tech Layoffs: Janitors Protest Outside Twitter HQ in Manhattan

Janitors and allies demand local law be followed and that union jobs be restored   New York, NY – Today, contracted cleaners from Twitter’s NYC and San Francisco offices, 32BJ SEIU members, labor leaders, elected officials, and allies rallied outside Twitter HQ in Manhattan.   Cleaners at Twitter’s 245-249 West 17th St. location have had …

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Amidst Allegations of Misleading Investors, Janitors Say Deutsche Bank also “Whitewashing” Mistreatment of Workers in their Buildings

Janitors will introduce shareholder’s proposal, asking for “no confidence” vote to their board (New York, NY) Amidst allegations against Deutsche Bank of misleading investors about “green” investments, janitors who say the company is also disregarding its Responsible Contractor policy by working with an anti-union cleaning contractor in Florida, delivered “pink slips” to company headquarters in New York …

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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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While Most D.C. Commercial Building Owners Keep Essential Janitors on the Job, Carr Properties Lays off 40% Despite Collecting over 98% Rent in April

26 Years After ‘Justice for Janitors’ Campaign Targeting Carr, Industry Titan Continues Unjust Treatment Washington, D.C. – Over half of the commercial property owners in the D.C. area have not laid off any contracted janitors, as an overwhelming majority of their tenants have been paying rent during the pandemic. Of the over 600 owners, Carr Properties is an …

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During COVID-19 Pandemic, Federal Contractor Cuts Back Cleaning Staff at Postal Square Building

Washington, D.C. –Despite harrowing circumstances that warrant extra cleaning to keep offices safe for employees, a federal cleaning contractor, Electronic Metrology Laboratory, LLC (EML) is now using fewer office cleaners than its predecessor at the Postal Square Building. EML, which took over the contract last week, also refused to hire the predecessor’s longtime employees who had as much …

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While Coronavirus Wrecks Economy, Nassau Reinsurance Group Wrecks Good Union Jobs

After decades of service, building cleaners lose jobs as company pursues profits over people   HARTFORD, Conn  — On Friday, the Nassau Reinsurance Group will unnecessarily contribute to local economic suffering by letting go of ten dedicated, experienced janitors, some of whom have cleaned the building for decades.   The cleaners’ union, 32BJ SEIU, received …

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