Strike looms as Concourse Village maintenance workers plan protest over fair contracts

Staff members with the Local 32BJ Union have been threatening to walk off the job for weeks.

Staff members with the Local 32BJ Union have been threatening to walk off the job for weeks. (9/26/13)

THE BRONX - Concourse Village maintenance workers and their supporters are holding another rally in an ongoing battle over their contracts.

Staff members with the Local 32BJ Union at the Concourse Village residential complex have been threatening to walk off the job for weeks, and even lost their health plan because it failed to reach an agreement with the co-op board.

Union representatives say the board offered a more expensive health plan, but of less quality. The two sides have also been at a standstill over salaries, with workers saying a proposed four-year income freeze is unfair.

Workers will be protesting during a board meeting at 775 Concourse Village East starting at 6 p.m. They have already received the green light from the union to move forward with a strike if they aren't offered a better deal.
 

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