In New York City, Housing Works Employees Walk Off The Job To Demand Their Concerns Be Heard - Including Their Desire To Be Unionized
(NEW YORK CITY) – Earlier this week, Workers across Housing Works’ New York City locations walked off the job to demand the non-profit hear their workplace concerns and to demand management allow them to form a Union - free of intimidation.
More than 100 Workers gathered at Brooklyn Borough Hall Plaza to speak out about the working conditions they face throughout their organization, and later delivered Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) Charges that they filed in the morning with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) - with the support of the Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union (RWDSU).
The Workers are demanding that management sign a neutrality agreement that ensures a fair Unionization Process - free from pressure or coercion of any kind.
After the speak-out, Workers returned to work to make sure their clients’ care was not disrupted.
For months, Workers employed at Housing Works have raised serious concerns about their workplace environment, including unmanageable caseloads, lack of training, discrimination and harassment, and health and safety issues.
Workers have also raised concerns about pay and benefits, including that their health insurance doesn’t provide adequate coverage for Workers transitioning genders.
With conditions only worsening, the Workers believe that Union Representation is the best way for them to address their concerns.
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