Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Hundreds Protest Four-Year Wage Freeze, Health Insurance Loss at Bronx Co-op

Concourse Village Workers and Supporters Urge Board to Sign New Contract

  Concourse Village workers, tenants and hundreds of their supporters will rally outside the apartment complex this Wednesday afternoon to protest the co-op board’s proposed 4-year wage freeze for their staff. Sixty-seven porters and handypersons are about to lose their health insurance and pension if an agreement with the board is not reached soon. Workers and their union, 32BJ SEIU, have bargained in good faith with the co-op board since the contract expired in 2011 to no avail.  
WHAT:  Rally against four-year wage freeze and loss of benefits for Concourse Village workers
WHEN: Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at 5pm
WHERE: 775 Concourse Village East in the Bronx
WHO: Héctor Figueroa, 32BJ SEIU President
Kyle Bragg, 32BJ SEIU Secretary-Treasurer
Assemblywoman Vanessa Gibson
Hector Ramos, 32BJ shop steward and Concourse Village handyman
Lawrence Canty, Concourse Village porter

32BJ SEIU is the largest property service workers union in the country, with more than 125,000 members in eight states and Washington, D.C., including 67 porters and handypersons in Concourse Village.

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