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32BJ SEIU Endorses Christine Peters in the Westchester County Legislature Special Election on Aug...

Members of 32BJ SEIU, the nation’s largest property services union, have spent the past week knocking on doors for Democrat Christine Peters, whom they endorsed last week in the Westchester County Legislature special election to replace Bernice Spreckman.

Sick and Tired, Allies Stand Together for Paid Sick Legislation

This morning, a coalition of organizations that include faith-based, women’s rights groups, community groups and labor unions, united this morning at the City County Building Portico to launch a paid sick days campaign in the city. The coalition is calling on City Council to pass an ordinance providing for one hour of paid sick time for every 30 hours worked

Strike Averted! 32BJ Apartment Building Workers Reach a Tentative Agreement with the Bronx Realty...

Days after 32BJ SEIU members voted to authorize a strike, the union bargaining committee and the Bronx Realty Advisory Board reached a new 4-year agreement that includes a $64.75 per week raise over the life of the contract and maintains health care and retirement benefits for over 3,500 residential workers in the Bronx. The agreement also includes an employer 401k contribution of five dollars per week starting in the second year of the contract.

PEDALING IN PROTEST – JANITORS AND BIKERS TO RIDE AGAINST “RACE TO THE BOTTOM”...

New York, NY - August 10, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- With more than 120,000 members in eight states and Washington, D.C., including 70,000 members in New York, 32BJ SEIU is the largest union of property service workers in the country and the largest pr...

U.S. SECURITY ASSOCIATES’ OFFICERS AT THE SONY BUILDING TO VOTE ON POSSIBLE STRIKE

New York, NY - May 3, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Security officers who work for U.S. Security Associates (USSA) at the Sony Corporation’s North American headquarters on Madison Avenue will decide today whether their organizing committee should authorize a strike against the private security contractor for unfair labor practice.

32BJ SEIU RECOMMENDS AVALONBAY SHAREHOLDERS VOTE DOWN QUESTIONABLE EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION PLAN

New York, NY - April 25, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Shareholders of AvalonBay Communities Inc. (NYSE: AVB) were urged today to vote against the REIT’s questionable executive compensation plan in an open letter sent to investors by 32BJ SEIU, one of the largest property sector unions in the country. In the dispatch sent to shareholders representing nearly 80% of the company, the union criticizes the current executive pay plan for providing an incentive to hire unscrupulous contractors, overlook federal health and safety requirements, and evade industry standards in the operation of AvalonBay buildings.

U.S. SECURITY ASSOCIATES’ OFFICERS AND SUPPORTERS RALLY FOR RIGHTS AND RESPECT AT SONY BUILDING...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - March 28, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Security officers by the hundreds will rally in support of colleagues who work for private security contractor U.S. Security Associates (USSA) at the Sony Corporation’s North American headquarters building on Madison Avenue. USSA has repeatedly stood in the way of workers’ attempts to gain better working conditions, wages, training and benefits by violating workers’ rights to organize.

REVEREND AL SHARPTON TO RALLY FOR GOOD JOBS WITH NYC BUILDING WORKERS

New York, NY - December 28, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Rev. Al Sharpton will rally with hundreds of New York City office cleaners today as 32BJ SEIU and the Realty Advisory Board (RAB) move into the Sheraton Hotel in Midtown Manhattan for round-the-clock negotiations

NEW JERSEY BUILDING CLEANERS ENTER LAST SCHEDULED CONTRACT TALKS TODAY

December 28, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The union representing 7,000 office building cleaners around New Jersey is making a last attempt to reach a fair contract for the workers before union members begin preparations to strike. More than two months af...

MAYOR JOHN DESTEFANO TO TAKE A STAND WITH NEW HAVEN BUILDING CLEANERS FIGHTING FOR...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - December 21, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The New Haven mayor will join building cleaners rallying for fair wages at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the corner of Church and Elm streets downtown. The rally comes as the December 31st contract expiration date ticks closer for the more than 2,000 building cleaners in New Haven and Hartford represented by 32BJ. Building cleaners began their contract talks with employers in mid-November. But with the two sides still far apart, the building cleaners voted last week to authorize their bargaining committee to call a strike if a fair agreement cannot be reached.

Sen. Menendez and NJ Legislators to Call for Fair Contract for Building Cleaners

WASHINGTON, D.C. - December 21, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senator Robert Menendez; State Senators Ray Lesniak (D-Union) and Ron Rice (D-Essex); and Assemblywoman Annette Quijano (D-Union) will join a rally of New Jersey building cleaners in Newark today to call for employers to agree to a fair contract for the 7,000 men and women who keep New Jersey office buildings clean, safe and sanitary. The brief rally will be held outside the Hilton at Gateway Center in Newark during a break in contract talks going on inside the building. Elected officials are taking a public stand six days after 2,000 building cleaners from around the state marched through downtown Newark and voted to authorize their union's bargaining committee to call a strike if a fair agreement is not reached before the union contract expires at 12:01 a.m. on January 1st.

WITH LITTLE OVER 2 WEEKS UNTIL THEIR CONTRACT EXPIRES, THOUSANDS OF OFFICE CLEANERS...

New York, NY - December 14, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- With only two weeks left until a possible citywide strike, thousands of New York City office cleaners and other commercial building workers will march and rally through the streets of Midtown Man...

ECONOMIST TO ASSESS HEALTH OF NEW YORK CITY’S COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY

New York, NY - December 12, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Real estate industry expert Hugh Kelly will present key economic and industry indicators showing the New York City’s commercial real estate industry to be one of the strongest in the country, if ...

NYC OFFICE CLEANERS GIVE BARGAINING COMMITTEE AUTHORITY TO CALL A STRIKE

New York, NY - December 1, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Thousands of New York City office cleaners and commercial building workers voted Thursday to authorize their bargaining committee to call a strike if necessary. Failure to reach a new contract by 12...

NEW YORK CITY OFFICE CLEANERS TO HOLD STRIKE VOTE

New York, NY - November 30, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Thousands of New York City commercial office cleaners will vote Thursday to authorize their bargaining committee to call a strike if necessary. Failure to reach a new contract by midnight, January ...

RAB CONTRACT PROPOSALS AN AGGRESSIVE ATTEMPT TO ROLLBACK WAGE AND BENEFIT STANDARDS FOR...

November 22, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- “The contract proposals made today by the city’s major building owners on a new contract for 22,000 of the city’s commercial office cleaners are an aggressive attempt to rollback wage and benefit standards ...

MIDTOWN APARTMENT TENANTS FILE LAWSUIT AGAINST LANDLORD

New York, NY - November 9, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Tenants at Whitehouse Estates at 350 East 52nd Street in Manhattan will be joined by striking apartment building workers, elected officials and supporters today to announce the filing of a lawsuit that claims building owner William Koeppel has been illegally overcharging on rents for years.

MIDTOWN APARTMENT TENANTS FILE LAWSUIT AGAINST LANDLORD

New York, NY - November 10, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Tenants at Whitehouse Estates at 350 East 52nd Street in Manhattan will be joined by striking apartment building workers, elected officials and supporters today to announce the filing of a lawsuit ...

NJ BUILDING CLEANERS LAUNCH FIGHT TO PROTECT GOOD JOBS AS STATEWIDE CONTRACT TALKS OPEN

Newark, N.J. - October 18, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- More than 150 building cleaners representing 7,000 cleaners from across the state converged upon the Hilton at Newark Penn Station on Tuesday morning as contract talks began between their union, 32B...

BUILDING SERVICE WORKERS EXTEND TALKS 3 DAYS, CHANCE OF STRIKE REMAINS

Philadelphia, PA - October 17, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- In a concerted effort to reach a fair agreement and avoid a strike that would inconvenience the city of Philadelphia the property service workers union, 32BJ and the Building Owners Labor Relations, Inc. (BOLR), are extending contract negotiations for 3 more days.

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VA publishes interim final rule on cash-out home loans to further...

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced that it has published an interim final rulerelating to VA-guaranteed cash-out refinance loans to further protect Veteran home-loan borrowers