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Vol. 75/No. 29      August 8, 2011

Striking building workers
rally in Queens, N.Y.
Militant/Paul Mailhot

QUEENS, New York, July 26—Fifty building workers, family members, supporters, and Dayton Beach Park Co-Op tenants rallied here in Rockaway Beach to back members of Service Employees International Union Local 32BJ, on strike since July 7. Workers are fighting planned layoffs and a wage freeze by the co-op’s board of directors.

Board president Jennifer Grady recently wrote a scurrilous letter to a local paper, The Wave, accusing strikers of intimidation, drunkenness, and racism. “Tenants support us,” striker Phil Provenzano told the Militant. “Jennifer Grady is using intimidation and scare tactics. She says we are responsible for fees going up, but everything is going up—milk, transit, gas, rent.”


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