Secaucus office cleaners fired by contractor charged with breaking the law
Secaucus, NJ – March 10, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Today at 4pm the Mayor of Secaucus and members of city council will rally with displaced workers of one of the town’s premier office buildings and will pass a resolution calling on the building owner to use responsible contractors that will respect workers’ rights.
After 21 years of service, nine office cleaners at 300 Lighting Way were let go from their jobs when the new building owner Rugby Realty hired an irresponsible non-union cleaning contractor, Eastern Essential Services, that refused to hire the union workers, and slashed wages and benefits. After months of intensive investigation, Eastern Essential Services has been charged and brought to trial for breaking the law by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) for refusing to hire the workers on the basis of their union affiliation.
VISUAL: Dozens of workers and community members marching with 32BJ flags through the downtown area of Secaucus to calling for justice.
WHAT: Marching for Justice at 300 Lighting Way
WHERE: Will start outside of 300 Lighting Way in Secaucus and end on the steps of city council.
WHEN: TODAY, March 10th at 4PM
Mayor of Secaucus, Michael Gonnelli
Members of Secaucus City Council
Workers at 300 Lighting Way, their children, family members and supporters.
With 145,000 members in 11 states–including nearly 10,000 in New Jersey–32BJ SEIU is the largest property services union in the country.