WHO: Dozens of building workers, State Sen. Brad Hoylman, other elected officials
WHAT: Rally in support of striking workers
WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: 231 10th Avenue, on the High Line, Manhattan
VISUALS: Signs, banners, graphic posters depicting the federal shutdown
WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 10, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — WHY: Workers at 231 10th Ave, a luxury condominium on the High Line, went on strike today. The workers, who make as little as $13 an hour in a building where one-bedroom apartments sell for $1.6 million, have been facing threats and intimidation. The union has filed 10 unfair labor practice charges against the building, owned by Vesta 24 Condominiums, but the federal shutdown has closed the National Labor relations Board, making it unable to provide relief to the workers. The workers felt that striking was their only option.
With 145,000 members in 11 states and the District of Columbia, 32BJ SEIU is the largest property services union in the country
Meredith Kolodner 917.881.3896