32BJ Statement On Rescued Window Washers

32BJ Statement On Rescued Window Washers

New York, NY—“We are happy and relieved that our members Juan Lizama and Juan Lopez are safe and will be going home to their families tonight. We thank the FDNY and everyone who was involved in their rescue. The safety of our members is of paramount importance for our union. That is why we make sure that a rigorous safety protocol is followed on the job and that workers are offered the training they need to be safe every day and in the event of an accident,” said 32BJ President Héctor Figueroa.

32BJ SEIU represents 70,000 building service workers including about 600 window cleaners in New York City.

The 2 rescued workers are:

Juan Lizama, NJ—41 years old

Juan Lopez, Bronx, NY – 33 years old


With more than 145,000 members, 32BJ is the largest property service workers union in the country.
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