What: A rally to urge Governor Cuomo to sign the Luxury Coop and Condo Prevailing Wage Bill, which is set to be delivered any day.
Where: 418 Central Park West
Who: 32BJ residential building service workers will rally with elected officials— Senator Brian Benjamin, Assembly Member Carmen de la Rosa and others— and 32BJ union members.
New York, NY— When luxury buildings are allowed to keep their workers in poverty, New Yorkers, their families and communities suffer. Any day now, a bill that could reduce income inequality in New York will be delivered to Governor Cuomo for action. Last session the NY Senate and Assembly both passed a bill that would require high-end coops and condos that receive the Coop/Condo Tax Abatement to pay a set of requirements for hourly wages, health and retirement benefits that match the recognized industry norms for building service workers. On Wednesday, residential workers from these luxury coops and condos will rally in support of the bill alongside 32BJ union members who know the impact a prevailing wage can make and state-wide elected officials who have been supportive of the bill.
With 175,000 members in 11 states, including 85,000 in New York, 32BJ SEIU is the largest property service workers union in the country