“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

Key Campaigns

Big Apple Area Airport Workers Take a Stand

Workers at Newark Liberty International (EWR), John F. Kennedy International (JFK) and LaGuardia (LGA) airports are struggling for justice, respect and a voice in their workplaces. They work for contractors hired by airlines and terminal operators and they struggle to get by on wages as low as $8.00 per hour.



Big Apple Area Airport Workers Take a Stand
Workers at Newark Liberty International (EWR), John F. Kennedy International (JFK) and LaGuardia (LGA) airports are struggling for justice, respect and a voice in their workplaces. They work for contractors hired by airlines and... Read More »
Raising Standards for Baltimore Security
Private security officers in Baltimore are launching a new campaign to improve standards for nearly 1,000 workers citywide who earn as little as $9 an hour, drastically below Baltimore’s Living Wage of $10.59. Read More »
New York City’s School Cleaners Are Not Paid a Fair Wage
New York City’s 5,000 school cleaners keep our public school buildings safe, sanitary and well-maintained. But they have been working without a contract and a raise for five years. Read More »
Ready to Fight, Ready to Win
Bargaining has begun for a new multi-year contract that covers superintendents, janitors, handypersons, porters, doormen and elevator operators in 500 buildings in Hudson Valley serving about 100,000 tenants. Read More »
MBTA, Don’t Make A Mess
Just as the late-night T service begins, the MBTA is planning to cut cleaning services to the bone beginning September 1st. Read More »
Justice for UPMC Janitors
UPMC’s management fired the union contractor employing the cleaners at the Shadyside Medical Office Building, replacing it with a non-union contractor. Read More »
Low Road on the High Line
Luxury buildings have shot up along the High Line park in Manhattan, as developers take advantage of the public park’s beautiful views. But in too many of these buildings, tenants pay millions for their... Read More »
Florida Airport Workers Fight for Respect and Justice
More than 1,500 workers provide crucial passenger, ramp, and cargo services at Fort Lauderdale – Hollywood International Airport. These airport workers provide crucial assistance to the traveling public, yet they are subjected to unconscionably... Read More »
Justice for Philly Airport Workers
While US Airways makes record profits, many of the men and women who provide important passenger services at the Philadelphia International Airport are left in poverty. Read More »
Airport Workers Take a Stand for Good Jobs
Thousands of workers at JFK, LaGuardia, Newark Liberty, Philadelphia International and the Fort Lauderdale airports are uniting in the fight to raise their pay, benefit and training standards. Many essential passenger services like security,... Read More »
Fort Belvoir Janitors Deserve a Fair Contract
The janitors at Fort Belvoir deserve to have their rights at work protected, and they deserve a fair contract. Please sign up to show your support. Read More »
Securing Our Future in Philadelphia
Private security officers in Philadelphia are taking a stand for good jobs and the respect that each of us deserves. Together, we are fighting to win union representation with 32BJ and contracts that raise... Read More »
New Jersey Security Advance
32BJ now represents about 500 private security officers in New Jersey: We’re organizing to raise that ten-fold because our strength is in our numbers. When workers in our industry unite to fight for better... Read More »
Connecticut Stand for Security
Our campaign to help security officers in Connecticut to win better standards is new. The conditions officers face are not. Low pay, few benefits, limited training are typical. We are uniting for respect on... Read More »
Fighting for High Standards on New England Campuses
About 5,000 New England District 615 members work as custodians, food service workers, security officers, carpenters, plumbers and groundskeepers at 45 colleges and universities in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Read More »
Raising Standards for New England Security
Since 2007, security officers in the Boston area  have come together to improve standards in the industry. Boston and Cambridge security officers ratified their first agreement in 2009 with seven major security contractors. The... Read More »
Boston Airport Workers Fight for Respect
Passenger service workers at Boston’s Logan Airport are fighting for improved standards and quality jobs. Right now, there are 1,500 subcontracted airport workers—including aircraft cleaners, baggage handlers, skycaps, wheelchair assistants and ticket agents—who have... Read More »
Taking Action Against Troubling Developments
The price is high for workers – not just buyers – at AvalonBay luxury apartment buildings. The company and its contractors have a long list of safety violations during construction and its property service... Read More »
Stand for Children, Stand for Public Schools Saves 2,700 Jobs
Our strong stand saved 2,700 jobs in Philadelphia this summer. The jobs of every 32BJ member working for the School District of Philadelphia were on the chopping block because of enormous state and city... Read More »