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Members of 32BJ SEIU (Service Employees International Union) participated in a caravan of about 25 vehicles from the Ursaline School on North Avenue in...
Local leaders of the union 32BJ SEIU, which has about 175,000 members in 11 states and Washington, D.C. -- including the Hudson Valley -- had been campaigning for tightening of the law after some union members found that its protections didn’t extend far enough.
The union represents 1,400 members who work at about 500 apartment buildings, co-ops and condominiums in Westchester and nearby counties.
“The big issue for us,” said the union's Lenore Friedlaender, "is maintaining the health and retirement benefits that workers currently enjoy and getting a raise to keep up with the cost of living.”
“The economy is doing well, and real estate is in good economic health," said SEIU official Lenore Friedlaender. "We have a lot of faith in the bargaining process that we can reach a fair agreement.”