Dozens of Bronx building workers walk off the job

Dozens of building workers in the Bronx walked off the job Tuesday hoping to have their demands for a new contract met.

Porters, handymen and doormen, all members of the 32 BJ union, are picketing at the Concourse Village Houses. About six Bronx buildings are affected by the walkout. The striking workers say after peaceful protests last week, management intimidated them and added new rules without union approval. That's why the workers say they had no choice but to strike.

Union leaders say the current contract expired in April. They are calling for a three-year contract with a pay hike and changes to pension and health care benefits.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."