AS STRIKE LOOMS, BRONX APARTMENT BUILDING WORKERS TO RALLY
-- Thousands of Bronx Workers Could Walk Off the Job on March 15th--
New York, NY—With a potential strike less than a week away, apartment building workers will march and rally in the Bronx to call on the Bronx Realty Advisory Board (BRAB), an industry association representing building owners, to sign a fair agreement before their contract expires at 12:01 A.M. on March 15th.
Contract negotiations between 32BJ SEIU, the union representing the workers, and BRAB have been underway since early February, and several issues, including health care and retirement savings remain, outstanding. The current contract covers building superintendents, janitors, handypersons, porters, firepersons, doormen, elevator operators and garbage handlers. Failure to reach a new contract could trigger a strike of more than 3,000 apartment building workers at over 1,000 residential buildings throughout the Bronx.
WHAT: Bronx Apartment Building Workers Rally for New Contract
WHO: --Thousands of apartment building workers
--32BJ Vice President Kyle Bragg
--Congressman José E. Serrano
--State Senator Jeffrey Klein
--Assembly members Carl Heastie, Vanessa Gibson
--Council members Larry Seabrook, Fernando Cabrera
WHEN: Thursday, March10, 2011 at 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Franz Segal Park in the Bronx @ 153rd Street & Grand Concourse
Take 2, 4, 5 train to 149th Street -- Grand Concourse
With more than 120,000 members, 32BJ is the largest property service workers union in the country. For more information, visit www.standwithbuildingworkers.org .