The word union means we are all together. No one is out there on a limb by himself.

~ Leroy Abramson, 32BJ Member, New York

DC/VA/MD Member Profiles

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Baltimore Members on Poverty, Police and Community
With the indictment of six police officers in Baltimore for the killing of Freddie Gray, the protests in the city have begun to subside. But for 32BJ members who live and work in Baltimore,... Read More »
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Christopher Savoy: Fed Up But Not Giving Up
Security officers in Baltimore make as little as $9 per hour without meaningful benefits. That’s why we’ve been trying to bargain our first-ever union contract, but it’s been a long, hard struggle since September,... Read More »
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Antonio Barnes: Restoring Faith in the Political Process
I know from firsthand experience working with the union that elected officials can improve quality of life for me and my co-workers. That's why I’m running for the ANC (Advisory Neighborhood Commission) because I believe... Read More »
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Gregg Bandy
Gregg is driven by how inspired new member political activists are, seeing how they talk to people and run to knock on doors. "Seeing that energy inspires me to keep me doing what I'm... Read More »
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Maurice Thomas
Maurice has been a union member for 30 years, 23 of which he’s spent working at the Department of Justice in Washington DC. He was leading a lunchtime Bible study group at his worksite... Read More »
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Jaime Contreras
Jaime Contreras, Vice President, heads 32BJ’s Capital Area District, which has 15,000 members in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area and Baltimore, Maryland. The Capital Area members are commercial, government, arenas and residential cleaners, security... Read More »
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Willie Lucas
Willie Lucas is an engineer at Howard University in Washington, DC. “We are the union,” says Lucas. “We have to come together because we have a common goal: to rebuild the middle class.” Read More »