Delegation of City & State Elected Officials To Demand Housing Works Listen To Workers' Concerns

Less Than a Week After 100+ Housing Works Workers Walked Out Over Workplace Concerns Over 40 Elected Officials Are Demanding a Real Neutrality Agreement Be Signed by Management

A delegation of City & State elected officials led by New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams will deliver a letter signed by more than 40 elected officials to Housing Works management demanding they sign a neutrality agreement with the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU).

The delegation and sign-on letter comes less than a week after 100+ Workers across Housing Works’ New York City locations walked off the job to demand the non-profit hear their workplace concerns. During the walkout workers also attempted to deliver Unfair Labor Practice charges (ULPs) that they filed with the National Labor Relations Board to their employer. The union has been demanding management sign a neutrality agreement that ensures a fair unionization process free from pressure or coercion of any kind. After the walk-out workers returned to work later that day to make sure their clients’ care was not disrupted.

WHO: New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, Assemblymember Gottfried (Health Committee Chair), Senator Robert Jackson, Senator Julia Salazar, Assemblymember Walter Mosley, Assemblymember Michael Blake, and Assemblymember Yuh-line Niou will be joined by other representatives from the New York State Senate and Assembly, and the New York City Council, and representatives of the RWDSU. (List in formation, will be updated Sunday afternoon).

WHEN: Monday, November 4, 2019 at 11AM

WHERE: The delegation will assemble on the corner of Pearl Street and Willoughby Street for a brief planning discussion. We will then walk to Housing Works’ Headquarters at 57 Willoughby Street on the corner of Lawrence Street. Nearest Subways (A/C/F to Jay Street/Metro Tech, 2/3/4/5 to Borough Hall or R to Court Street.)