Raising the standard for good working conditions is like a chain reaction. More people will see their work life can be better.

~ Clara Vargas, 32BJ Member, Florida

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Coming Together for a Good Contract
This year more than 400 32BJ Western Pennsylvania school members will bargain for new contracts. However, the bargaining environment has never been tougher. Read More »
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At Logan Airport: Faces Of Economic Inequality
Anyone looking to capture an image of income inequality at a glance need look only to a major metropolitan airport like Logan International Airport. Read More »
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I Stand with Katie McGinty
My name is Mike Brown. I am a 32BJ SEIU security officer with Allied Barton at Temple University. On Tuesday, I am supporting Katie McGinty because she stands with working people. Read More »
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Winning in the 1st State
The new year is off to a good start for commercial office cleaners in Delaware. We now have a strong, new four-year agreement thanks to months of hard work in the buildings and at... Read More »
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What We Achieved in Hudson Valley in 2015
As we begin 2016 and look forward to everything a new year can bring, I want to take this opportunity to reflect on what we, together, have achieved as a union in the Hudson... Read More »
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What We Achieved in Florida in 2015
As we begin 2016 and look forward to everything a new year can bring, I want to take this opportunity to reflect on what we, together, have achieved as a union in Florida throughout... Read More »
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What We Achieved in New York in 2015
As we begin 2016 and look forward to everything a new year can bring, we want to take this opportunity to reflect on what we, together, have achieved as a union in New York... Read More »
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What We Achieved in Connecticut in 2015
As we begin 2016 and look forward to everything a new year can bring, I want to take this opportunity to reflect on what we, together, have achieved as a union in Connecticut throughout... Read More »
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What we achieved in New Jersey in 2015
As we begin 2016 and look forward to everything a new year can bring, I want to take this opportunity to reflect on what we, together, have achieved as a union in New Jersey... Read More »
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What We Achieved in New England in 2015
As we begin 2016 and look forward to everything a new year can bring, I want to take this opportunity to reflect on what we, together, have achieved as a union in New England... Read More »
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What We Achieved in the Capital Area District in 2015
As we begin 2016 and look forward to everything a new year can bring, I want to take this opportunity to reflect on what we, together, have achieved as a union in the Capital... Read More »
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What We Achieved in Pennsylvania and Delaware in 2015
As we begin 2016 and look forward to everything a new year can bring, I want to take this opportunity to reflect on what we, together, have achieved as a union in Pennsylvania and... Read More »
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BOLR’s Proposals Will Set Us Back
We are fighting for $15 because we have goals and dreams for our families. We want our children to have an opportunity to go to college and achieve the American Dream. Read More »
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Hillary Clinton for President
Your 32BJ Executive Board voted to support the SEIU’s endorsement of Hillary Clinton as the best choice for president. Read More »
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A Banner Year for Pittsburgh!
Pittsburgh commercial cleaners ratified a new four-year contract that increases wages and protects and expands benefits. Read More »
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Victory Is Ours in Pittsburgh!
We fought back and we won! Commercial office cleaners in Pittsburgh and the suburbs have a strong tentative agreement! Read More »
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Vote for the PA 3: Dougherty, Wecht and Donohue
Elected officials make a difference: for our contracts, for labor laws, and for our ability to support our families. We need a PA Supreme Court that stands with working families or all of our... Read More »
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Philly Contract Ratified!
Philly members overwhelmingly ratified a new commercial contract that provides wage increases and protects benefits. Read More »
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Fighting for Our Livelihood
As a proud commercial office cleaner and 32BJ member in Center City Philadelphia, I am fighting for my livelihood and for the more than 2,800 brothers and sisters covered under this union contract. Read More »
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A Historic Deal for Pittsburgh Security!
Maria Centeno is one of nearly 1,000 Pittsburgh security officers to win their first-ever union contract in the Steel City with 32BJ. Read More »
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VICTORY! #WhenWeFightWeWin!
With perseverance, hard work and the help of you all, our brothers and sisters at Cross Point, Lowell, MA and Nagog Park in Acton, MA are winning the battle against injustice. Read More »
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Victory in Bed-Stuy!
After a six-month fight, our brothers at 1711 Fulton Street in Bed-Stuy scored a huge victory. Read More »
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Power Versus Passion in the Hartford Mayoral Primary
Pedro Segarra will stand on our members’ side and on the side of all the working men and women of Hartford, Connecticut. Read More »
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Bargaining Begins in Pittsburgh
This week we kicked off bargaining for more than 1,000 commercial office cleaners working downtown and in the suburbs. Read More »
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Why I Am on Strike at FLL
I am on strike at FLL because our employers G2 and Eulen are retaliating against workers who speak up for better wages and treatment. Read More »
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“Hartford Is Not for Sale”: Re-Elect Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra!
Let’s work together to re-elect Pedro Segarra as mayor of Hartford. We need to make sure our local community is led by someone who fully understands and represents the diversity of our community. Read More »
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New Commercial Contract in DC/VA/MD!
Commercial members in DC/VA/MD ratified a new contract that raises pay and will help hundreds of part-time cleaners get full time work! Read More »
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Victory in the Fight for $15
The wage board established by NY Gov. Cuomo has sided with the workers and set the minimum wage for fast food workers at $15 by 2018. Read More »
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Fighting Back Against TEVA
TEVA’s actions have destroyed the lives of ten janitors and their families and could lower standards for all 32BJ janitors. We are fighting back. Read More »
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When We Fight, We Win!
32BJ cleaners in New Jersey won a big victory against a contractor that tried to get rid of them because of their union affiliation. Read More »
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Justice for Janitors
This year, we honored our proud history by taking to the streets in all our commercial districts during the week of June 15-19. Read More »
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Pennsylvania’s Winning!
The past few months have been exciting in the State of Pennsylvania for 32BJ and its hardworking members. Read More »
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Fight for $15 is a Fight for All Workers
From fast food workers, to janitors, to airport workers, the Fight for $15 is a fight for all workers. Read More »
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Ratified!
Bronx residential members vote unanimously to ratify a new four-year contract at a meeting on March 19th. Read More »
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The Mayor said YES!
Our fight for Equal Pay for Equal Work got a big boost when Mayor Bill de Blasio told us he supports our goal. Read More »
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Making the Steel City Stronger
As Black History Month comes to close, let's make history. Let’s get these security guards family-sustaining wages. Read More »
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Our Evolution Forward
Office cleaners are leading the fight for an economy that works for everyone, not just the wealthy few. Read More »
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State of the Security Division
2015 is already off to a great start. We are going to do great things this year as we get ready to negotiate a new City-wide Master Security Contract in 2016. Read More »
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The City Council Heard Us
Our campaign for Equal Pay for Equal Work intensified as NY schools members testified to the City Council about the effects of the pay disparity among our membership. Read More »
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Committed to Each Other
Making BU Strong was a complete success. At a time of increasing economic inequality, we were able to protect the kind of good middle-class jobs that not only make BU strong, but help... Read More »
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We’re Bronx Strong
3000 of our members who work in residential buildings in the Bronx are now in a campaign to win a good contract. They're fighting for a new contract that will protect their benefits and... Read More »
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A Tour of Philadelphia Fit for a Pope
In September, Pope Francis will attend the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia. Speculation abounds over where the Pope will go and who he will visit in the City of Brotherly Love. The Pope... Read More »
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Justice Delayed is Justice Denied
On April 16th 1963, in an open letter from the Birmingham jail where Dr. King Jr. was imprisoned for being part of a nonviolent demonstration against segregation, he wrote “Justice too long delayed is... Read More »
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Stand With 32BJ School Cleaners
NYC schools cleaners were out there in the snowstorm this week, and many still aren’t getting paid the same as others who do the same job. Read More »
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Turning a Dream into Reality for Baltimore Security Officers
As we celebrate Martin Ling King Jr.'s birthday, our struggles today are a painful reminder that we haven’t yet achieved his Dream. No one can survive on a security officer’s wage of as little... Read More »
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Unite, Fight and Win
2015 will be a year of challenge and opportunity for 32BJ. If we stay united and fight together, it will be a wonderful year. Read More »
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Our Fight Continues
NYC school cleaners and handypersons employed by custodian engineers of Local 891: we’ve won a contract, but there’s more to do. Read More »
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Giving Thanks
We are grateful for the dedication and commitment of our members, and our shared persistence that has brought real change to working people’s lives. Read More »
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School Cleaners and Handypersons Win New Contract
I am excited to share the news about the new contract for over 4,200 school cleaners that provides an immediate 8.5% raise, a bonus and protects our benefits. Read More »
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32BJ Statement on the Non-Indictment in Ferguson, MO
Our deepest sympathies and condolences go out to the family of Michael Brown and all those who loved this young man whose life was cut tragically short. Michael Brown will never come back to... Read More »