32BJ Labor Negotiations and Potential Strike Preparations

The labor contract between the Realty Advisory Board on Labor Relations, representing most apartment buildings, and Local 32BJ SEIU, representing most building employees, expires on April 20, 2022. As negotiations typically continue up to and through the deadline, board members and building owners should prepare now for a potential strike and staffing interruptions. 

Our Experts

Robert Schwartz
Executive Vice President
Realty Advisory Board on Labor Relations

Dan Wurtzel 
President, FirstService Residential Board Member, Realty Advisory Board on Labor Relations 

What We’ll Cover:

  • Negotiation Process | Role of the Realty Advisory Board 
  • Dos and Don’ts | Discussions with Building Employees 
  • Role of the Resident Manager | Restrictions on Duties 
  • Advance Building Preparations | Systems, Supplies, Security 
  • Impact on Residents | Deliveries, Renovations, Apartment Showings, Move-ins/outs, Visitors, Building Passes 
  • Importance of Forming Committees | Building Operations, Communications, Mail Distribution 
  • Solicitation of Resident Volunteers | Front Desk, Trash/Recycling Removal