NYC doormen to rally on UES tomorrow

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By Teri Karush Rogers  |
April 12, 2010 - 12:42PM

If you live near Park Avenue and East 83rd Street, prepare to encounter more than the usual number of smartly-uniformed doormen on your way home from work tomorrow.

With the contract deadline a little over a week away, Local 32BJ just announced a march of “up to 10,000” union employees beginning at 5pm at East 79th and Fifth Avenue, wending its way through some of the city’s priciest real estate toward Park Avenue.

The march will wind up at Park Avenue and East 83rd Street at 5:30 pm, when union officers, elected officials and workers will rouse the crowd and cast a collective shadow in the general direction of the bargaining table.

But is it 1991 all over again, the last time the city's doormen walked off the job?  Check out tomorrow's post on BrickUnderground to find out how this time is different.

BrickUnderground's 2010 Strike Coverage:

Insider's guide to the un-doormanned life

Predicting a strike: This time is different

Paying rent in a strike

Don't look for me on the picket line

Going rogue: Hitting the panic button in a strike

Relax, N.Y.: Doorman strike vote is just part of the dance

In case of strike, hold onto your gas cap

Doormen can't make ends meet, but the Mets tickets and golf outings are nice

Coming soon: A doorman and porter strike?


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Teri Karush Rogers

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Founder and publisher Teri Karush Rogers launched Brick Underground in 2009. As a freelance journalist, she had previously covered New York City real estate for The New York Times. Teri has been featured as an expert on New York City residential real estate by The New York Times, New York Daily News, amNew York, NBC Nightly News, The Real Deal, Business Insider, the Huffington Post, and NY1 News, among others. Teri earned a BA in journalism and a law degree from New York University.

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