– Their Battle Won, New Jersey Cleaners Rally in Support of Compatriots Across the River –
Jersey City, NJ – December 29, 2011 – (RealEstateRama) — New Jersey cleaners, joined by top New Jersey elected leaders, will rally today in Jersey City to celebrate their new contract and in support of cleaners in New York City’s commercial buildings who are on the verge of a strike.
After an epic day of bargaining on Tuesday, the 32BJ SEIU Bargaining Committee won for 7,000 New Jersey office building cleaners a new four-year contract that increases pay by more than 10 percent and maintains health care coverage.
In New York City, 22,000 building cleaners face the prospect of a citywide strike as bargaining stretches close to the midnight hour on December 31, when the current contract expires.
WHAT: New Jersey Workers Support NYC Cleaners
WHO: 500 New Jersey Office Cleaners; Hudson County Executive Tom
DeGise; Hudson County Freeholder Chairman Bill O’Dea; District 31
Assemblyman Jason O’Donnell; District 31 Assemblyman Charles
Mainor; and Jersey City Councilmember-elect Rolando R. Lavarro Jr.
WHEN: 4:00PM on Thursday, December, 29, 2011
WHERE: 101 Hudson Street (Corner of Montgomery & Hudson St), Jersey City
With 120,000 members in eight states, including 9,000 in New Jersey, 32BJ is the largest property service union in the country and one of the fastest-growing in the state.
Maia Davis: 201-396-4444
Michael O. Allen: (o) 212-388-3805;