White Plains, NY— Maintenance workers at the luxurious Trump Tower in White Plains will strike on Thursday afternoon to protest violations of their rights. The employer has used coercive tactics including UNLAWFUL surveillance when workers have expressed support for their union and demanded a new collective bargaining agreement. Last week, the workers’ union filed federal charges with the National Labor Relations Board against Trump Tower City Center LLC.
For years, the Trump Tower has employed 13 full-time workers but last month the board of managers of the building refused to reach an agreement that would include standard industry benefits like paid sick days and vacations. The company has also been charged with unlawful subcontracting.
“Illegal surveillance, unlawful subcontracting and worker intimidation don’t belong in a top-tier building like the Trump Tower,” said John Santos, Vice President of 32BJ SEIU, the union representing the Trump maintenance workers. “This board of managers needs to clean up their act and make sure workers’ rights are respected. They owe it to the workers who are making their voices heard today and to the residents who have paid good money for THIS premier property.”
WHAT: Hundreds of building workers rally to support striking workers at White Plains’ Trump Tower
WHO: Workers, Supporters
WHERE: Trump Tower @ 10 City Pl, White Plains
WHEN: Thursday, May 28th 2015 at 2:00 PM
*Rally at 5:00PM
With 145,000 members in 11 states–including nearly 75,000 in New York State–32BJ SEIU is the largest property services union in the country.