East Rutherford, NJ— Contracted cleaners at the Metropolitan Center which recently sold for close to $109 million and where major tenants include: Public Relations Firm MWW+, AEGIS, Hudson News and Michael Kors will be joined TOMORROW at 3PM by local elected officials, community allies and union members to protest job losses and anti-union behavior, as well as, the impact this has on the local communities of Bergen County.
After as much as 14 years of service, workers at One Meadowlands Plaza in East Rutherford were let go from their jobs when the new building owner, Vision Properties, hired an irresponsible cleaning contractor, Eastern Essential Services who refused to hire back the workers and is now being investigated by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).
VISUAL: Hundreds of workers and their children holding blown up posters of past due bills to call attention to the unjust situation at One Meadowlands Plaza.
WHAT: JUSTICE -PAST DUE
WHERE: On the Lawn of One Meadowlands Plaza in East Rutherford, NJ
WHEN: TOMORROW, Thursday, October 9th at 3PM
Mayor of East Rutherford, James Cassella
Bergen County Freeholder Jim Tedesco
Bergen County Freeholder Joan Voss
Bergen County Freeholder David Ganz
Representatives from the office of Assemblyman Gary Schaer
Hundreds of workers and their children, family members and supporters.
With 145,000 members in 11 states–including nearly 10,000 in New Jersey–32BJ SEIU is the largest property services union in the country.