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NYC Housing Works employees overwhelmingly vote to unionize

NYC Housing Works employees overwhelmingly vote to unionize
The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union announced on Dec. 23 that the nonprofit’s workers voted 88% to 12% to join the national union, which represents 100,000 workers across the country.

After two years in the trenches, and a tense confrontation last year with their employer, Housing Works staffers across New York City voted to unionize just in time for Christmas.Housing Works employees ask Founder and CEO Charles King, on right, to formally recognize their Labor Union.“Together, they are ready to win a strong contract that will only enhance their ability to care for the Housing Works community,” Appelbaum said.[More New York] SEE IT: Woman’s beloved dachshund snatched by heartless thief outside Upper West Side market p Housing Works’ 605 employees will begin new contract negotiations in 2021, said union officials.

The vote to unionize marks a victory for Housing Works employees who fought with company leadership to organize for years.A representative for Housing Works did not immediately return a request for comment Wednesday.

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