32BJ Goes On The Air Against Building Owners [Video]

 32BJ Goes On The Air Against Building Owners [Video]The office cleaners of 32BJ SEIU are unveiling their first ever television ad buy as their contract deadline approaches.

The ad, set to air on majo cable television stations in the region, shows a handful of man on the street style interviewees discussing whether or not it is possible to raise a family on $47,000 a year.

That figure is the salary that the city’s 22,000 unionized office workers make in year. The union and its supporters have noted that building owners are asking them to take a cut even as the city’s commercial real estate market has boomed.

If a deal is not reached by January 1, the union is preparing to go on strike, which would affect some 1,500 buildings in the metro area.

The full ad can be seen below:

 

Comments

  1. Wpromin24@aol.com says:

    I work for 32bj and it’s hard to live on this I’m a class a handyman at 568 bway I had a chance with the the nypd and fdny but I did not take it to make less for what I no what I can do I love my job but how am I going to live on what they pay me and now I have go to work and they don’t care

  2. Chris Godlewski says:

    I got the same money as the guy below. Yes 47k sounds  a lot of money….If I break it for  federal state and local taxes I got 29k clean with my wife out of work for over a year…Maybe someone can tell me how to live in NYC when I pay for rent 1500$ a month, I have to work over 2 weeks for rent only…

  3. michael rivera says:

    I LOVE MY JOB AS SUPERINTENDENT IN THE OFFICE BUILDING WHERE I HAVE BEEN FOR 7 YEARS,BUT THE TRUTH IS THAT IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO SURVIVE AND RAISE A FAMILY WITH THE REGULAR SALARY YOU MAKE. OWNERS SHOULD MAKE PROFITS BUT AT THE SAME TIME ,THE BUILDING STAFF SHOULD BE WELL TAKING CARE OF AS WELL SO THAT THEY CAN MEET ALL THE TOUGH ECONOMICAL CHALLENGES THAT WORKING MIDDLE CLASS PEOPLE FACE EVERY DAY. M.RIVERA