The dragged-out negotiations have cost the workers their health insurance, forcing them to take to the streets on October 2, 2019th to demand that the building management and their cleaning contractor finalize an agreement with the workers’ union, 32BJ SEIU.
“These workers have patiently tried to see negotiations through to the end, but management has stalled so long it has finally cost the workers their health insurance,” said Lenore Friedlaender, Assistant to the President of 32BJ SEIU and Vice President of 32BJ in the Hudson Valley.
At the demonstration/ rally it was emphasized that workers need their healthcare. Michael Flarida, the building superintendent, who suffers Type 2 diabetes has now been saddled with a $1,500 bill for his medication. “Union members and our community allies are rallying to support the workers in their demand for a fair contract now,” noted Lenore Friedlaender.
32BJ SEIU is the largest property service workers union in the country with 175,000 members in eleven states and Washington, D.C., including 4,500 in Hudson Valley
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SOURCE: Frank Soults | Communications | 32BJ SEIU