Jersey City, NJ— Over 50 Security officers from Hudson County Community College have lost the $2.17 health coverage stipend they previously received under the Hudson County living wage ordinance —totaling approximately $50,000 in unpaid stipends— since the start of their contract this past August. Security Officers have had enough and will be addressing the board of Chosen Freeholders at their general meeting tonight at 6PM to urge for higher standards at the college.
In addition, on June 26th the Board of Chosen Freeholders passed the Standard Wage Ordinance raising standards for buildings that receive public funding in Hudson County. Although Hudson County Community College has adopted the ordinance, they have refused to solicit public comment on the implementation of the revised standard wage policy. Improving the implementation policy can ensure vendor abuse is avoided.
The Hudson County Freeholders will be calling upon Hudson County Community College to present themselves in front of the Board of Chosen Freeholders to explain the lack of transparency in drafting of implementation policies.
WHAT: Workers testify at Board of Chosen Freeholders Meeting –TODAY Nov. 13th at 6PM
WHERE: Board of Chosen Freeholders Meeting at 567 Pavonia Ave, Jersey City
WHEN: TODAY, November 13th at 6PM
WHO: Security Officers from Hudson County Community College
With 145,000 members in 11 states–including over 10,000 in New Jersey–32BJ SEIU is the largest property services union in the country.