Keep Up The Pressure: Fight For Good Jobs

Check out the highlights from the big events this week!  Thousands of 32BJ members joined together to demonstrate our determination to fight for good jobs.

Pledge Your Support for Office Cleaners

Yes! I stand with 32BJ’s office cleaners in their efforts to win fair contracts that protect good jobs — and I will take action to help them win. ¡Sí! Yo estoy de lado de los limpiadores de oficinas de la 32BJ y sus esfuerzos por obtener contratos justos que protejan los buenos empleos; y participaré en actividades para ayudarlos a triunfar.

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Keep Up the Pressure: Rallies December 14 & 15

New York, NY

 
Newark, NJDecember 15 NJ Rally for a Fair Contract
Strike Vote & Rally
Thur, Dec 15

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White Plains, NYDecember 15 White Plains Rally for a Fair Contract
Strike Vote & Rally
Thur, Dec 15

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Stamford, CTDecember 15 Stamford Rally for a Fair Contract
Strike Vote & Rally
Thur, Dec 15

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Hartford, CTDecember 15 Hartford Rally for a Fair Contract
Strike Vote & Rally
Thur, Dec 15

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Save the Date: NYC Rally on December 14

We are standing strong to defend the standards that our families and communities count on — and we’re taking our message to the street.

What: Rally for a Fair Contract
When: Wednesday, December 14
Where:41 Street and Broadway

Flier for Wednesday, December 14th Rally (12/14/2011) – English/Español
Poster for Wednesday, December 14th Rally – 11×17 (12/14/2011) – English/Español

I will be there on December 14 to fight for good jobs!

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Today (Oct 12) in NYC, Philly and DC!

Wednesday October 12

These events coincides with the expiration this fall of contracts for more than 60,000 office cleaners from Hartford to Washington, DC.

New York City
2:00 PM – March Bowling Green to New York Stock Exchange 

Philadelphia, PA
3:30 PM – City Chambers and a rally will follow outside City Hall

Washington, DC
4:30 PM – Farragut Square Park (17th and K Streets)

In an effort to spotlight the need for good jobs and to restore fairness to the economy, hundreds of office cleaners, along with elected leaders, union supporters and groups such as the Occupy Wall Street protesters will march and rally Wednesday.

In Philadelphia, the current contract between 32BJ and the Building Owners Labor Relations, Inc. (BOLR), an organization representing Philadelphia’s major commercial office building owners, managers, and cleaning companies, expires at 12:01AM on October 16, 2011.

In the Washington, DC area, contracts covering 10,000 office building cleaners including in Washington, D.C., Montgomery County, Northern Virginia and Baltimore expire at 12:01AM on October 16, 2011.

UPDATED: Protest Oct 12 for good jobs and economic fairness

Updated with Rally Location, 10/11/2011 10: 18 AM

MARCH AND RALLY

Stand up for good jobs!

2:00 PM Wed, Oct 12

March from Bowling Green Park

Meet at Beaver and Whitehall Streets. Map: http://g.co/maps/jm6mq
Take the #4 or #5 to Bowling Green; the R or W to Whitehall; or the #1 to South Ferry.

Rally at New York Stock Exchange

Rally at Broad and Exchange Place. Map: http://g.co/maps/u5r89

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Rally Location: Broad & Exchange Place


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A message from Héctor Figueroa, 32BJ Secretary-Treasurer and New York Metro District Area Leader –

Across the country protests calling for a fair economy that works for everyone are growing. All around us, people share the same frustration and deep concern: The rich are getting richer while the rest of us struggle to find and keep good jobs. And the wealthiest Americans and most profitable corporations aren’t paying their fair share of taxes while funding for public schools, libraries, roads, firefighters and more is being slashed.

Our fight for a fair contract for New York’s office building cleaners is part of this larger effort to make America live up to its promise of fairness.

I hope you’ll join me and fellow 32BJ members on Wednesday, October 12 at 2pm in a march and rally for good jobs. Click here for details and to sign up.

This is an important moment in America as more and more people come together demanding good jobs and economic fairness.

Join me on Wednesday, October 12 at 2pm.

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8 Days Left, Councilmember Stands with Cleaners

Our contract expires in 8 days in the Capital Area District!

This week, Montgomery County Council President, Valerie Ervin traveled to Washington, DC to support 32BJ members at this critical time in our fight to win a new agreement that defends good jobs.

Here’s the video from Montgomery County Cable News. Coverage begins at 7 minutes 20 seconds:

9 days till our contract expires in the Mid-Atlantic

A message from Wayne MacManiman, 32BJ Mid-Atlantic District Area Leader:

Our contract expires in 9 days. This is a critical time in our fight to win a new agreement that defends good jobs.

Please join 32BJ President Mike Fishman and me on the phone on Thursday, October 13 at 2:30 pm for up-to-date news on contract negotiations. Every 32BJ member of the Mid-Atlantic District is invited to participate in this call. It’s for members only. We will discuss 32BJ’s unionwide contract fight, give an update from the Philadelphia bargaining table, talk about what happens if there’s a strike and answer questions

We’re keeping up the pressure for a fair contract. Last week, our march and strike vote sent a message to employers: We are united and standing strong to defend good jobs. This week, we are wearing stickers to remind employers of our resolve.

Your energy and involvement make all the difference in this fight. Stay informed and involved in these important days. Click here for details about the call on Thursday, October 13 at 2:30 pm. It’ll be available in English, Spanish and Polish.

Rally for Good Jobs in Philadelphia

Check out this video from the rally in Philadelphia last week (09/28/2011).

Speakers include:

Mike Fishman
President 32BJ SEIU
Valarie Long
Vice President 32BJ SEIU
Juanita Acree
32BJ SEIU Member – Philadelphia
Wayne MacManiman
32BJ SEIU Mid-Atlantic District Director
Cheryl Adams
32BJ SEIU Member – Philadelphia
Rosa Cox
32BJ SEIU Member – New York
Carlos Ramos
32BJ SEIU Member – New Jersey
Frederick R. Deas
32BJ SEIU Member – Philadelphia
Jose Regalado
32BJ SEIU Member – New Jersey
Rodrigo Mendez
32BJ SEIU Member – New York
Jacinto Quinonez
32BJ SEIU Member – New Jersey
Patricia Arcila-Cabrera
32BJ SEIU Staff – New Jersey
Jim Bird
32BJ SEIU Member – Pittsburgh
Sara Pastorelli
32BJ SEIU Member – Connecticut
Ana Rodriguez
32BJ SEIU Member – New York
Tony McIntosh
32BJ SEIU Member – New York
Safet Lukolic
32BJ SEIU Member – New York
Maria Ruiz
32BJ SEIU Member – New York
Clara Castillo
32BJ SEIU Member – Washington, DC
U.S. Rep. Bob Brady
Pennsylvania’s First District
Robert Tucker
32BJ SEIU Member – Philadelphia
Kevin Doyle
Executive Vice President 32BJ SEIU
Mary Kay Henry
SEIU International President
Hector Figueroa
Secretary Treasurer 32BJ SEIU