Hundreds Protest Four-Year Wage Freeze, Health Insurance Loss at Bronx Co-op

New York, NY – July 17, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Concourse Village workers, tenants and hundreds of their supporters will rally outside the apartment complex this Wednesday afternoon to protest the co-op board’s proposed 4-year wage freeze for their staff. Sixty-seven porters and handypersons are about to lose their health insurance and pension if an agreement with the board is not reached soon. Workers and their union, 32BJ SEIU, have bargained in good faith with the co-op board since the contract expired in 2011 to no avail.

WHAT:  Rally against four-year wage freeze and loss of benefits for Concourse Village workers

WHEN: Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at 5pm

WHERE: 775 Concourse Village East in the Bronx

WHO: Héctor Figueroa, 32BJ SEIU President

Kyle Bragg, 32BJ SEIU Secretary-Treasurer

Assemblywoman Vanessa Gibson

Hector Ramos, 32BJ shop steward and Concourse Village handyman

Lawrence Canty, Concourse Village porter

32BJ SEIU is the largest property service workers union in the country, with more than 125,000 members in eight states and Washington, D.C., including 67 porters and handypersons in Concourse Village.

Contact
Jessica Ramos at (347) 837-1547
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