30,000 housing workers received an 11 percent pay increase over four years The agreement will bring the average wages of more than 30,000 employees in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island to $55,000, making him one of the highest paid workers in the country, according to RAB. The preliminary agreement, subject to ratification by union members and the RAB Board of Directors, provides for an average salary increase of 2.69% per year on the four-year contract and will increase the total salary of a typical office cleaner from approximately $49,760 to $55,324 – an overall increase of 10.75%. It also implies a new obligation for each party to achieve additional cost savings and efficiency gains together in order to keep health costs low. Once ratified, the treaty will be extended until 31 December 2019. The prospect of a strike had put property managers on high alert earlier this week. In some cases, memos were sent to tenants asking them to voluntarily commit to doorman positions. In a note from TF Cornerstone, the tenants were informed that in the event of a strike, they had to remove their own waste and that there were no construction workers to disconnect the mailings. The new contract is another example of how the real estate industry, through high-income real estate in all five neighborhoods, continues to help make New York City a great place to live, work and raise a family. Agreements such as those between rab and local 32BJ are essential for the city`s wheels to run. Tenants who live in the Billionaires`Row and in thousands of New York City buildings can now relax because they know they don`t need to voluntarily engage in housing jobs or take their own garbage.
After a week of negotiations, a strike was averted by janitors, porters, craftsmen and bouncers after securing an 11.3% pay increase over the next four years (with the increase in benefits, it is 13.28%). Housing Workers Union 32BJ, a department of the Service Employees Union, tentatively agreed on Friday with the Realty Advisory Board, the two sides said.