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The terms of the 2018 Apartment Building Agreement have been ratified by the residential membership of Local 32BJ.  If you desire to be bound to this agreement, please implement wage increases retroactive to April 21, 2018.  The RAB has sent out Assents for buildings who wish to be bound by the agreement.  If you have not received an Assent, please contact the RAB office.  The terms of the new agreement are contained in Residential Bulletin #285 (see below).

 
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Please note the RAB office will be closed on Monday, October 8, 2018, in observance of Columbus Day.  The office will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, October 9, 2018.
RAB members if you have any questions or issues regarding labor relations, please feel free to contact the RAB office at 212-889-4100 for assistance.

 

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Press Releases

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April 14, 2014 Capital New York - 32BJ and RAB reach wage and benefit agreement

The building workers union and the Realty Advisory Board announced today a tentative agreement to give building workers across the city an 11 percent raise over four years while maintaining health care and retirement benefits.

PDF icon Capital New York (4-11-14).pdf
April 14, 2014 Crain's New York Business - Doormen in the money: 32BJ gets new contract

An labor agreement has been reached between 32BJ SEIU and the real estate industry that will keep doormen and other building workers on the job, and in the money, through 2018.

PDF icon Crains New York Business (4-11-14).pdf
April 14, 2014 ABC 7 - Deal reached to avoid New York City doormen strike

The union representing doormen and other New York City building workers has reached a tentative contract agreement with property owners.

PDF icon ABC7 (4-11-14).pdf
April 14, 2014 Associated Press - Deal reached in NYC building worker labor talks

The union representing doormen and other New York City building workers has reached a tentative contract agreement with property owners.

PDF icon Associated Press (4-11-14).pdf
April 11, 2014 RAB and Local 32BJ reach tentative labor agreement for New York City's residential building service workers.

The Realty Advisory Board on Labor Relations, Inc. (RAB) today announced that it has reached a tentative labor agreement with SEIU Local 32BJ, the union representing residential building service workers in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, and Staten Island.

PDF icon Rubenstein Communications RE press release 4-11-14 (tentative agreement - 2014 ABA).pdf
March 26, 2014 Real Estate Weekly - Lessons in diplomacy from RAB, service workers union

With residential contract negotiations underway between SEIU 32BJ and the real estate industry's negotiating arm, the Realty Advisory Board, the atmosphere would appear ripe for conflict and general animosity between the two parties involved. 

March 20, 2014 RAB presents proposal to Local 32BJ

Realty Advisory Board proposal to Local 32BJ covering more than 30,000 residential building workers.

PDF icon 3.13.14 RAB Initial Proposal to Union (updated).pdf
March 05, 2014 Capital New York - Building Workers Union Begins Contract Talks

Contract negotiations have officially begun between 32BJ SEIU, which represents 30,000 of the city's apartment-building workers, and the Realty Advisory Board, according to an announcement from the union this morning.

PDF icon Capital New York (2-27-14).pdf
March 05, 2014 Real Estate Weekly - RAB, doorman begin contract negotiations

Negotiations for a new, multi-year contract began today, (Thursday) between the Realty Advisory Board (RAB), an industry association representing most building owners in New York City, and 32BJ SEIU, the largest private sector union in New York. 

March 05, 2014 Crain's New York - Talks with doormen are unusually peaceful

Negotiations between the residential real estate industry and 32BJ on a new labor agreement are set to begin, and both sides say their working relationship is comparatively cozy. 

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