The NYNJ Regional Joint Board congratulates the newest members of the Laundry, Distribution, and Food Service Joint Board, Workers United/SEIU!
Mostly recent immigrants from South and Central America, JVK workers endured an intense anti-union campaign, but courageously voted overwhelmingly to join the LDFS Joint Board/SEIU.
JVK workers stood up for a fair, dignified, and safe workplace despite serious obstacles, including the arrest and detention of worker leader Juan Salguero. When Salguero was arrested, SEIU and its affiliates, proved through deeds that being “All In” is not an empty slogan. In spite of the fact that Salguero spent a month in jail and is still
facing deportation proceedings, JVK workers persevered and are victorious.
This victory belongs to JVK workers and to the Union as a whole. The Joint Board, the Property Services Division, Local 1199, and the SEIU were “All In To Win” this important campaign.
While the workers and the Union have achieved victories at JVK in Amityville and Superior in Freeport, the workers at JVK in New Jersey continue to fight for a voice at work. The NYNJ Regional Joint Board supports their struggle and looks forward to seeing them join their fellow laundry workers in the Union soon.
All In To Win For Industrial Laundry Workers!