Negotiations continue in Elmsford between landlords and building workers

Talks resumed Thursday in Elmsford between landlords and apartment building workers.Both parties are hoping to avert a strike that would affect hundreds of Westchester apartment buildings. Currently the workers, including doormen, security and janitorial staff have a $50,000 cap on medical benefits and a $2,500 cap on prescriptions. Union members say that one serious illness could mean major financial problems for their families so they want a change in their benefits. The union has already authorized a strike. If Local 32 BJ cannot come to an agreement with the Building and Realty Institute of Westchester, all the building workers will walk off the job. If there is a strike, basic services like garbage pick up will not get done and about 600 buildings in Westchester would be affected.

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