Strike averted

We applaud the efforts of the 32BJ Union and the Realty Advisory Board on Labor Relations (RAB) in averting the potential strike of over 22,000 service workers, including office cleaners.

Queens is home to the largest population of these workers, and in avoiding a strike, we feel the economy of the borough, as well as the morale of these employees, will benefit.

The new, four-year contracts will see an increase of 5.6 percent in salaries and workers will continue to receive full health coverage for their familes, as well as bonuses.

The union and the Board helped to start the New Year off right for these people and their loved ones.

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