Employers Slash Workers’ Salaries in Half, Terminate Benefits
New York, NY – November 19, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — More than a thousand building service workers will come out support their union brothers and sisters at 286 and 295 Madison Avenue, who will strike Wednesday afternoon to protest their employers’ unfair labor practice charges.
When it took over cleaning 295 Madison Avenue, Novell Services Group slashed the cleaners’ salaries by nearly half and eliminated their health insurance and other benefits. At another nearby property, 286 Madison Avenue, 32BJ SEIU has tried to negotiate a new contract with APF Properties since the current contract expired at the end of 2011. That employer has also slashed wages and is refusing to negotiate about alternate coverage after the workers lost their health insurance.
WHAT: More than a thousand 32BJ members support Madison Avenue office cleaners to strike
WHEN: Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 3pm
WHERE: Rally at 295 Madison Avenue, then march to 286 Madison Avenue
WHO: Office cleaners employed at 286 and 295 Madison Avenue
More than a thousand 32BJ members
Héctor Figueroa, 32BJ SEIU President
Shirley Aldebol, 32BJ SEIU Vice President
With more than 145,000 members in 11 states and Washington, D.C., 32BJ SEIU is the largest property service workers union in the country.
Jessica Ramos (347) 837-1547; jessica.ramos (at) seiu32bj (dot) org