Doormen around the city are preparing to strike at midnight tonight if their negotiations with apartment building owners fail. The doormen, handymen, janitors, and elevator operators for around 3,200 buildings, adding up to around 30,000 workers, plan to walk out tonight if an agreement can’t be reached about their pay increase and whether they would have to contribute to health insurance, according to the New York Times. The repercussions of the strike will be felt in many ways by tenants of doorman buildings, with services such as taking out trash, operating elevators, sorting mail, accepting packages, and cleaning lint screens in dryers becoming suspended. Even FreshDirect service will be affected; the unionized drivers of the grocery delivery vans announced that they would refuse to enter buildings with striking doormen, and customers would have to meet the trucks on the street. Doormen and apartment owners continue to work on negotiations while tenants wait and see, stocking up on FreshDirect groceries and setting up schedules to operate elevators themselves. Read more about the consequences to tenants on the doorman strike at the New York Times.
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