I Love the Upper West Side Union for Public Schools Cleaners and Council Members Thank Essential Maintenance Workers at Manhattan Public Schools by Mike Mishkin
On Friday, a caravan including Council Members Ben Kallos, Mark Levine and the union representing the workers, 32BJ SEIU, passed through six locations to show support for the cleaners and handypersons whose funding could change in the fiscal year 2021 budget.
“Our communities rely on the essential work of 32BJ members to sanitize and maintain the schools,” said Council Member Ben Kallos. “32BJ members come to work every day despite the risks to take care of these schools and resource centers that the entire community depends on. We need to take care of them properly by ensuring that the NYCSSS is fully funded, so workers and their families can make it through this crisis.”