Bronx Good Jobs Bill To Be Signed

Published on March 08, 2010, 3:36 pm
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City Council Members Fernando Cabrera, Oliver Koppell, Joel Rivera, Maria del Carmen Arroyo, Annabel Palma and Ydanis Rodriguez will join 32BJ members on Monday for a town hall meeting on good jobs in the community.

The town hall will focus on creating good jobs at city-subsidized developments and highlight City Council bill, Intro 18-2010, that would guarantee good wages, health care and other benefits to building service workers who work at new, city-subsidized developments and newly-leased city work sites.

The town hall will be the kick-off event for the union’s city-wide campaign to support the good jobs bill, which was introduced by Council Member Melissa Mark-Viverito, currently has 25 co-sponsors. This bill would prevent city-subsidized developments from creating poverty-wage jobs for office cleaners, residential building workers and security officers by guaranteeing prevailing wages – the same wages and benefits as other building service jobs in New York.

Bronx Borough President will also be participating in tonight’s town hall meeting

With more than 120,000 members, including 70,000 in New York City, 32BJ is the largest property services union in the country.

When: Monday, March 8, 2010 at 5:30 pm.
Where: Amalgamated Houses, Community Room, 74 Van Cortlandt Park South

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