Brothers & Sisters,
Over 3,600 janitors in Connecticut are fighting for a fair contract that provides a living wage, affordable health care, and safe working conditions.
These building cleaners, who are members of SEIU Local 32BJ, have fought for years to win better working conditions in Connecticut. And through the support of the labor movement and the bravery of their members, wages and benefits have steadily increased.
Now we’re asking for your help once again.
The Commercial Contract for the building cleaners is set to expire on December 31st, 2019. As we join with 32BJ to fight for a strong contract, we urge you to pledge your support by signing the Janitors’ Bill of Rights. We encourage both officers and members to sign on.
Click here to sign your support for the Janitors’ Bill of Rights
The Janitors’ Bill of Rights holds building owners and contractors accountable, while demanding the respect commercial cleaners deserve. It upholds the following values:
A living wage that sustains our families and our communities;
Access to affordable healthcare for ourselves and our families;
Appropriate hours, training, adequate equipment, and the necessary resources to provide quality service;
Benefits that show respect for our basic human needs such as paid sick days; and,
A workplace free of harassment and discrimination.
These commercial cleaners can’t win a strong contract without the support of the labor movement. Please sign your name to 32BJ’s online petition here: http://building-justice.org/petition/.
Once you sign, please send the petition link (or this email) to your own networks.
Thank you for standing in solidarity with the 3,600 building cleaners as they fight for a fair contract.
Sal Luciano, President
Boycott Zane’s Cycles! Justice for Alphonso
UFCW Local 919 stood strong and marched in Unity yesterday with Thousands Of Yale Graduate Teachers And Allies to Demonstrate At Graduation, Congratulate Graduates, And Demand Negotiations.
Rally at East Hartford Stop & Shop
Rally at Norwalk Stop & Shop!
Members in Solidarity
Store #679 Waterbury
Store # 662 Norwalk
Store #628 Bristol
Store #653 Westport
1:00 PM in Wethersfield PriceRite
2:00 P.M. Walmart Rocky Hill
IKEA Workers Strike for UFCW Union Recognition!
Tell Price-Rite to do better!!
It is time for Price Rite to do what is right and offer the wages, benefits and schedules their hard working men and women deserve
Help send Price Rite a message that NOW is the time to change.
DOL Workers’ Rally and Vigil
|Date:||Saturday, September 26, 2015|
|Time:||12:00 PM to 1:00 PM|
|Location:||CT Department of Labor
200 Folly Brook Blvd
Wethersfield, CT 06109
|Description:||Effective Oct. 1, 2015, the State Labor Department is laying off 95 workers and closing 6 of 11 job centers across the state along with an unemployment call center.
These cuts will make Connecticut’s economy bleed by increasing wait times for unemployment benefits and reducing access to employment services.
Join Department of Labor workers and our community allies as we pledge to sustain the fight to protect vital public services.
You can also help by signing the “Stop the DOL Service Cuts” petition and sharing it with your family & friends!
TO ALL LOCAL 371 AND LOCAL 919 MEMBERS, SHOP STEWARDS
EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS
Informational Picket line
September 10, 2015
Dear Sisters and Brothers:
Please be advised that Local 371 UFCW and Local 919 UFCW will be conducting informational picket lines in front of the NON-UNION PRICE RITE SUPERMARKETS on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 and Wednesday, September 16, 2015 from 3:00 PM until
6:00 P.M. Please join us at one of the following Price-Rite locations:
136 Berlin Road, Cromwell, CT (Local 371)
150 Columbus Blvd, New Britain, CT (Local 371)
1869 Dixwell Avenue, Hamden, CT (Local 371)
160 Silas Deane Highway, Wethersfield, CT (Local 919)
983 New Britain Avenue, West Hartford, CT (Local 919)
590 Windsor Avenue, Windsor, CT (Local 919)
Together with our members and community leaders, we will be calling on Price Rite to pay a living wage and to freely allow Price Rite employees to join a union. Please bring family, friends, and coworkers to these important events.
Thomas A. Wilkinson Mark A. Espinosa
President, Local 371 UFCW President, Local 919 UFCW
***PLEASE POST ON BULLETIN BOARD***
ALL MEMBERS OF LOCAL 919 ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND AND SUPPORT
Nine building cleaners are still fighting to regain their jobs after being thrown out back in July.
What’s more, over half of the workers have young children and they’re struggling to get their kids everything they need as they go back to school. Join the workers with their children on Sept. 9th as they fight to get their jobs back.
Rally for Displaced Building Cleaners & Kids
Wednesday, Sept. 9 at 3:30 PM
500 Enterprise Drive in Rocky Hill
Questions: email Rochelle Palache
Facebook: Rally for Cleaners & Kids
These 9 workers are members of SEIU Local 32BJ and the owner of the office building they cleaned in Rocky Hill replaced them with minimum wage workers. Some of these workers have put in 15 years or more cleaning this office building.
We’re rallying with these workers to tell the owners:
- Stop putting corporate profits ahead of family stability!
- Bring these good workers back on the job!
Please come out and show your support for these workers & their children on Sept. 9th!
Click here to download 32BJ’s flyer for the rally.
Rally with Musicians of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra
|Date:||Wednesday, September 9, 2015|
|Time:||12:00pm to 1:00pm|
|Location:||North Steps of the Capitol
210 Capitol Ave
Hartford, CT 06106
|Description:||Please join the rally to support the musicians of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra in their quest for fair wages and working conditions. Help us save the Orchestra that Hartford expects and deserves.
The musicians are members of AFM Local 400.
Follow the Musicians of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra on Facebook.