Vantage Celebrates Union Agreement
Vantage employees and community leaders gathered last night at Cafe Rubio in Queens to celebrate a landmark union agreement with Local 808 of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs Warehouseman and Helpers of America.
“This second union agreement reiterates our commitment to the partnership we hold with all the members of the Vantage team who work hard to uphold our mission to provide high-quality service to Vantage’s residents,” said Neil Rubler, CEO of Vantage Residential.
We’ve also been very pleased with the positive feedback we’ve heard from elected officials about the union agreements: “Across this city hardworking men and women are fighting for fair treatment, and this agreement demonstrates how landlords and their employees can partner together effectively,” said Public Advocate Bill de Blasio.
“After months of negotiation and good faith effort to reach an understanding I’m very pleased to see how Vantage and Local 808 were able to achieve this significant unionization agreement,” said City Council Member Julissa Ferreras.
“I am pleased to know that Vantage is recognizing its employees’ desires to have a unionized workforce. It is a step in the right direction. I hope to work with Vantage in the future to improve its tenants’ lives, said City Council Member Daniel Dromm.
“Everyone is a winner in this agreement – Vantage, Local 808 and the thousands of residents who rely on their buildings’ workers every day,” said City Council Member Karen Koslowitz.