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

~ Yeny Nuñez, 32BJ Member, Connecticut

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Memo to Congress: Give Low-Wage Workers a Fair Deal; Pass the American Jobs Act
Our communities face stubbornly high unemployment, low wages and crushing poverty. Many jobs pay wages so low that employees get food stamps and public health care, while profitable corporations game the system so they pay no taxes. Read More »
New York Plans $15-an-Hour Minimum Wage for Fast Food Workers
The labor protest movement that fast-food workers in New York City began nearly three years ago has led to higher wages for workers all across the country. On Wednesday, it paid off for the people who started it. Read More »
Hudson Valley Service Workers Union Reach Tentative Accord
Residential-building service workers in New York State's Hudson Valley region, represented by SEIU Local 32BJ Hudson Valley, reached a tentative agreement yesterday with the Building and Realty Institute of Westchester and the Mid-Hudson Region (BRI), averting a possible strike with the Sept. 30 expiration of the old contract. Read More »
Apartment Building Workers Seek Raises, Preserved Benefits
Raises, health care and pensions are talking points in new contract negotiations between the Hudson Valley's apartment building workers union and building owners. Read More »
Legislation Gives Some Relief to Property Service Workers
Alejandro Sanchez lost his job five years ago when the building where he worked was sold to a new owner. “I had been the super of the building for 18 years, but that didn’t stop the new owner from replacing me with his family member the day he took over the building,” Sanchez said. Read More »
Thousands Rally Nationwide in Support of an Immigration Overhaul
Thousands of supporters of an immigration overhaul held rallies on Saturday at more than 150 sites in 40 states, trying to pressure Congress, despite the partisan turmoil in Washington, to focus on passing a pathway to citizenship for millions of immigrants here illegally. Read More »
Local 32BJ Grows by Organizing
“Unless we’re organizing, we’re going backwards,” says vice-president Rob Hill, 32BJ’s organizing director. Read More »
Opening Doors by Day, Painting on Canvases by Night
For the last eight years, 32BJ has invited its members, who spend their days working as doormen, porters, janitors and window washers, to submit their artwork for a monthlong art show. Each year it has quietly grown, bringing more paintings, photographs, poems and sculptures to hallways sheathed in sharp fluorescent light. Read More »
Transformation of a Town Underscores Immigrants’ Impact
Nearly 20 years after he arrived penniless in this country from Mexico, Moises owns two restaurants, with a third on the way. He has five employees, an American wife and a stepdaughter. His food even has a following on Yelp.com. Read More »
Union Officials, Workers Speak for Westchester Worker Protection Bill
Dozens of workers and 32BJ SEIU union representatives came to the Westchester Board of Legislators Monday night to urge the passage of a bill that would give service workers job protections if their building is sold or a contract is awarded to another company. Read More »
Westchester Legislators Look at Controversial Job Security Bill
The Westchester County Board of Legislators is considering what promises to be controversial bill that would give more job security to service workers when their buildings come under new ownership, and to Bee-Line bus drivers when transportation contracts change. The bill, on which the public can comment on at a public hearing Monday, would require Read More »
Assembly Higher Education Committee Approves New York DREAM Act
"The New York State DREAM Act is an important step on the road to common sense immigration reform across our state -- and our nation as a whole," said Hector Figueroa, president, 32BJ SEIU. "It will be a dream come true for thousands of bright, undocumented young men and women who are among the leaders of tomorrow. We urge New York to do the... Read More »
Memo to Congress: Give Low-Wage Workers a Fair Deal; Pass the American Jobs Act
Our communities face stubbornly high unemployment, low wages and crushing poverty. Many jobs pay wages so low that employees get food stamps and public health care, while profitable corporations game the system so they pay no taxes. Read More »
A Message on Hurricane Sandy from 32BJ President Héctor Figueroa
Be assured that 32BJ will fight to ensure all contract provisions are enforced, and that all members in need will get whatever help and assistance they require. Read More »