The Realty Advisory Board on Labor Relations, Inc. and Local 32BJ, SEIU reach tentative labor agreement for New York City's residential building service workers. Click here for more info. Please note as of May 13, 2014, both the Board of Directors of the Realty Advisory Board and the membership of Local 32BJ, SEIU have ratified the new terms of the 2014 Apartment Building Agreement. You should therefore move ahead with implementation of the new terms and conditions contained in the Agreement, including making any retroactive payments that may be due. If you have any questions, please call the RAB office and speak to one of the attorneys for assistance..
Howard Rothschild is the President of the Realty Advisory Board on Labor Relations, Inc. (“RAB”). During the course of his 25 years with the RAB, he has represented the real estate industry in labor negotiations in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Delaware. In addition, he has participated in over 4000 arbitrations and litigated dozens of matters in State and Federal Courts. He has represented employers before the NLRB, EEOC,NYSDHR, NYSERB, NYSMB, NYSLRB, NYSLD, and NYSWCB regarding a variety of employment and labor issues. He participated in the preparation of written briefs and oral arguement in a case before the United States Supreme Court that resulted in the Court's upholding important contract language in industry collective bargaining agreements. Howard is also a regular speaker to various industry groups.
Howard is actively involved in each of the various industry multi-employer funds and related committees. He serves as an officer and trustee on the Local 32BJ Welfare, Pension, Training, SRSP and Legal Funds and serves as Co-Chair on the Shortman Advisory Council, Green Committee, Joint Industry Advancement Committee and the Health Care Savings Committee. In addition, he serves as an officer and trustee on the Health and Benefit Fund, the Annuity Fund, Sick Pay and the Training Fund of Local 94. In 2010, the International Foundation awarded Howard the designation of Master Trustee.
Community service is also important to Howard. He was appointed to the board of directors of The Outreach Project in 2013, which provides treatment for adolescents, adults and families struggling with alcohol and drug abuse; The Bridge in 2012, which provides services for adults with mental illness; Children-At-Play in 2010, a pre-school program for children with disabilities. Howard previously served on the Board of Trustees of the Solomon Schechter Day School of Raritan Valley for 10 years and its Executive Committee for 5 years. Howard has been active in local youth sports for many years, coaching baseball and basketball. In 2012, Howard was awarded the Partner in Caring Corporate Award from The Bridge. In 2011, he was honored by SSDSRV for his service on its board and in 2010 he accepted the NYARM Peace Prize on behalf of the RAB.
Howard is a graduate of both Hofstra University and Hofstra Law School. He is admitted to practice law in New York State, Southern and Eastern District of NY Federal Courts, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and the US Supreme Court. He is a member of the NYS Bar Association and its Labor Section. In addition, he is a member of REBNY and BOMA.
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