BX apartment building workers go on strike

Apartment workers at 500 Bronx buildings went on strike Thursday morning.SEIU Local 32BJ made the decision Wednesday after the Bronx Realty Advisory Board, which represents

THE BRONX - Apartment workers at 500 Bronx buildings went on strike Thursday morning.SEIU Local 32BJ made the decision Wednesday after the Bronx Realty Advisory Board, which represents property owners, failed to offer a pay increase. The board did agree to paid health care and more pension benefits.The union says workers in the Bronx receive about $10 per hour, while their counterparts in other boroughs are being paid nearly twice that amount.Nearly 4,000 Bronx building superintendents, porters, maintenance workers and doormen are in the union.

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