– 7,000 Office Building Cleaners Will Prepare to Strike if Agreement Not Reached Tuesday –
MEDIA AVAILABILITY: at 3 p.m. Tuesday for update on progress of talks on last scheduled day of bargaining.
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 after the union began negotiations with a consortium of cleaning contractors, the two sides remain far apart on wages and health care coverage. With less than five days remaining before the current contract expires at midnight on December 31st, today is the last scheduled day for bargaining.
|WHAT:||New Jersey State Director of 32BJ will give brief update on status of contract negotiations during a break in the talks.
Interviews also available with building cleaners on the union bargaining committee.
|WHEN:||3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.|
|WHERE:||Hilton at Gateway Center
Newark, across from the entrance to Penn Station
|WHO:||32BJ New Jersey State Director Kevin Brown with more than a dozen building cleaners on the union bargaining committee|
With more than 120,000 members in eight states and Washington, D.C., including 9,000 in New Jersey, 32BJ SEIU is the largest union of property service workers in the country and one of the fastest-growing unions in New Jersey.
For more information, visit www.standwithbuildingworkers.org .
Maia Davis: 201-396-4444
mdavis (at) seiu32bj (dot) org
Michael Allen: 212-388-3805; 917-494-6197
mallen (at) seiu32bj (dot) org