New York, NY (April 11, 2014) — The Realty Advisory Board on Labor Relations (RAB) today announced that it has reached a tentative labor agreement with SEIU Local 32BJ, the union representing residential building service workers in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island.
The current contract was scheduled to expire at midnight on April 20, 2014. While the 32BJ membership still needs to ratify the contract, the threatened strike of the residential union members has been called off.
At the BuidlngsNY Trade Show on March 20th at the Javits Center , NYARM, The New York Association of Realty Managers conducted a seminar preparing property managers in case there was a strike.
Even with no threated strike, this seminar is excellent to watch as you will understand much of the background preparation that went into the negotiations. This video is moderated by Margie Russell, Executive Director of NYARM .
The majority of the information presented on this video is applicable to the day to day task of managing buildings. The speakers are:
1) Randy J. Heller, Esq., Gallet Dreyer & Berkey, LLP
Ramifications of on-going construction work:
• Who bears responsibility for any delay?
• Is the contractor even entitled to an extension of time to complete its work?
• Is the building liable for any impact costs incurred by the contractor?
• Learn how your construction agreements can protect you under these circumstances.
2) Steven Kirkpatrick, Esq., Belkin Burden Wenig & Goldman, LLP
Navigate residential tenant complaints based upon a possible breach of warranty-of-habitability & other planning strategies that owners/managers can implement to avoid tenant service complaints.
FOR PART 3 of this seminar please follow this link:

The speakers are:
1) Jeffrey M. Schwartz , Esq., Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP on weeding out the unauthorized residents/subtenants/bed & breakfasts, etc.
2) Howard Rothschild, Esq., President, RAB, Realty Advisory Board on Labor Relations, Inc. on 32BJ’s training fund.
3) Margie Russell, Executive Director, NYARM

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