The benefits we win come from us being strong together in the union.

~ Yeny Nuñez, 32BJ Member, Connecticut

Hudson Valley Blogs

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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A Huge Step Forward
President Obama changed the lives of millions of working people who can now come out of the shadows and live free of fear. Read More »
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Building Security Leadership in New York and Around the Country
Just 10 years ago there were only 1,000 security officers in all of 32BJ now we are more than 20,000 standing strong and supporting each other across the 11 states and Washington DC. With... Read More »
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Our Work Is Not Done
Working people can make real and substantial change when we come out to vote and come out strong for politics. Read More »
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“All Politics Is Local” — Not Too Late to Get Involved
Recent victories have shown us the importance of winning local elections at the city and state level over and over again. Read More »
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Why the 2014 Elections Matter
Elections that don’t involve choosing the President can seem unimportant and irrelevant to daily life. But sometimes, like this year, elections for local politicians can be the most crucial ones. Read More »
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Tentative Deal Reached!
All Hudson Valley residential workers should come to the Ratification Vote on Wednesday, October 8 at 5:30 pm at Pace University. Read More »
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It’s Time to March on Sept. 23!
The contract for Hudson Valley residential workers expires soon and we need YOU to get involved to win a good contract. Read More »
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Youth Brigaders, Stand Up: Organize!
Being a 32BJ SEIU Youth Brigadier has become a much sought after rite of passage for many socially conscious young adults looking to, in their own ways, change the world. Read More »
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Huge Crowd Celebrates Opening of 32BJ and 1199 Art Show
Our annual art show held in conjunction with 1199 was a huge success! A record 300 people attended the show, which included 183 pieces of art from 82 contributors, including staff, members, and their... Read More »
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Citizenship Path Is Common Sense
At our rally in White Plains, 32BJ member María Ramírez talked about the grueling process to legalization for her and her family. For over 20 years, she and her husband lived in fear of... Read More »
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Giving Thanks and Support
From 32BJ President Héctor Figueroa As I think about all the things I am thankful for this year, you are at the top of my list. I am so thankful for all of the hard work... Read More »
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Support Veterans Today
Hundreds of janitors at Walter Reed National Navy Medical Center and other government buildings haven’t received their last paycheck for two weeks of work from contracting company Escab Enterprises and they don’t know when—or... Read More »
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Residential vs. Commercial at the Hudson Valley BBQ
The Hudson Valley District celebrated a great year with a fun-filled member barbecue at Ridge Road Park on September 29th. More than 150 members and their families turned out despite bad weather. Members played... Read More »
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From Your New Union President
I am incredibly honored and excited to greet you as the new president of 32BJ SEIU! Yesterday I stood with the new officers and Executive Board of our proud local as we were sworn... Read More »
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It’s been an honor
By Mike Fishman Today is my last day as President of 32BJ SEIU. Serving as your president for 12 years has been my greatest honor, and I thank you for the opportunity. We have... Read More »
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Will You Leave the Door Open for Your Children?
By Mike Fishman This week I was honored to represent 32BJ at the Democratic National Convention, and witnessed first-hand the stark differences between the two parties. Let me tell you — there’s a lot... Read More »