On the cusp of what would have been their first strike in more than 30 years, residential building workers reached a tentative deal with owners for a new contract.
On Tuesday afternoon, 32BJ SEIU, which represents 32,000 residential building workers, and the Realty Advisory Board on Labor Relations announced a tentative agreement which includes a 12.6 percent wage increase for building employees over the next four years and does not require workers to contribute to their health care benefits. The increase brings the total wages for a “typical” doorman to $62,000 by the end of the contract. Workers will also receive a one-time $3,000 bonus.
The contract was slated to expire Wednesday, and a strike would have affected more than 3,000 buildings and 555,000 apartments across the city.
The contract, which 32BJ members are expected to ratify, represents a victory for the union, which had also fought off proposals to cut paid sick leave and vacation time.
This is the first post-pandemic deal reached between the union and owner group. Over the past two years, the parties have agreed upon several contract and benefit extensions. You can read more here
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