Agreement was reached on Friday afternoon, April 13, 2018 on a four year contract between Local 32BJ SEIU and the owners of residential buildings – including cooperatives and condominiums in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island where the 32BJ members work.
Agreement came after many hours and weeks of intense, but always civil discussion between the parties.
This pattern agreement includes fair wages for 32BJ members, continuation of their excellent benefit plans, and new clauses that will make employments issues more transparent and predictable and resolve issues quickly.
The negotiating teams shook hands today, obviating any concern about a strike on April 20th, when the present contract expires. But Union members now have to vote to ratify the agreement.
Details of the agreement will be provided in future notices.