EMBARGOED UNTIL WEDNESDAY AT 3PM: Madison Avenue Office Cleaners to Strike

EMBARGOED UNTIL WEDNESDAY AT 3PM: Madison Avenue Office Cleaners to Strike

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.

32BJ in National News
32BJ in Social Media

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

Next articleGovernor Cuomo Deploying Mobile Command Center to Central New York to Provide Foreclosure Prevention Help to Homeowners