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The American Federation of Labor AFL chartered a few early janitor locals but remained chiefly concerned with more skilled trades. In , seven small local unions led by William F. By BSEIU membership had grown to 7, members across 50 small locals, with most of the strength still centered in Chicago.
Local 32, Superintendents and Janitors, suffered a wage cut. Locals 58 and 51 were dwindling in members, and Local 14, Harlem Superintendents, had folded. New York janitors and others were working under conditions the Chicago Flat Janitors had won 20 years earlier.
Joined by Local 32, they formed an independent union in February Following a successful strike in the garment district during November , 32B began rapidly growing in membership, gaining an estimated 4, new members in less than three days during the strike, and membership stood at somewhere around 6, by the spring of After another successful strike in which paralyzed residential and commercial buildings citywide, 32B was established as one of the most powerful trade unions in New York City.
Crisis and Change[ edit ] The union—now a budding power in New York politics—began to test its legislative strength. Measures unfriendly to Local 32B members were publicly criticized in radio and print, and efforts were made to prevent their passage. In , James Bambrick , 32B president since its founding, was forced to resign his union post and later served a sentence for embezzlement. Secretary-Treasurer David Sullivan , who had battled for financial integrity and safeguards, was elected to replace Bambrick.
Dewey to intercede. An outstanding provision of the contract was an antidiscrimination clause requiring employers to hire and promote without regard to race or color. The program would later be broadened to additional schools and supplemented by additional grants. By Local 32B membership had risen to 36, workers employed in 5, commercial and residential buildings and 22 department stores.
In , members of 32BJ went on a labor strike, and nearly came to strike in and You can help by converting this section , if appropriate. Editing help is available. December
32BJ office security workers begin contract talks with landlords
32BJ SEIU (Washigton DC)