Westchester apartment building maintenance workers threatening to strike

Building maintenance workers have been without a contract for almost three weeks.

Building superintendents, janitors, doormen and other workers are threatening to walk off the job if they are not given better health benefits. Right now the maintenance workers have a $50,000 cap on medical benefits and $2,500 cap on prescriptions. But many workers and union representatives say it is not enough.

The workers voted Thursday night to authorize a strike. Local 32, of the Local Service Employees Union, is trying to negotiate a new contract for the workers with the Building Owners and Managers of Westchester County.

The workers plan to rally on Thursday at the Westchester County Administration Building in White Plains.

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