“They have to be aware that the people who work for them are not just statistics, but we are people. The union has allowed us to show that and use our voices.”

~ Michael Greene, 32BJ Member, New York

Ratified!

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Bronx residential members vote unanimously to ratify a new four-year contract at a meeting on March 19th. This new deal will raise our wage $64.75 over the life of our contract, protect all our benefits and adds a new 401k contribution! Here are some more details.

HIGHER WAGES!

  • Increase in the wage rate of all covered full-time employees as follows:
    • March 15, 2015:                $10.00 per week
    • March 15, 2016:                $20.00 per week
    • March 15, 2017:                $20.00 per week
    • March 15, 2018:                $14.75 per week
  • Part-time employees will receive an equivalent hourly increase ($0.25 in the first year, $0.50 in the second and third year and $0.368 in the fourth year).
  • New hire and minimum rates will also be increased one time by $45.00 per week effective March 15, 2015.

HEALTH FUND BENEFIT MAINTAINED!

  • Maintenance of the Service Employees 32BJ North Health Benefit Fund paid entirely by the Employer. No employee premium costs.

PENSION MAINTAINED!

  • Maintenance of the Service Employees 32BJ North Pension Fund paid entirely by the Employer.

LEGAL SERVICES FUND MAINTAINED!

NEW 401k BENEFIT!

  • Effective April 1, 2016, Employers will commence participation in the Building Service 32BJ Supplemental Retirement and Savings Plan (SRSP), a 401k Plan, with an Employer payment of $5.00 per week for each eligible employee.
  • Employees may make their own contributions to the 401k but are not obligated to contribute.