On Thursday, May 24th, a delegation from Boston, including members of SEIU Local 615, Boston University students and Occupy Boston activists, will be traveling to NYC in search of Richard Cohen, CEO of Capital Properties and Board Trustee of Boston University.
Why? Because Capital Properties owns and manages the Park Square Building at 31 St. James Street in the Back Bay of Boston, and on May 11th, executed its decision to displace a union cleaning company with a non-union one, effectively laying off 20 union workers, many of whom had worked at the building, for over 10 years.
The group will be leaving from SEIU, 26 West Street, at 8:00 AM, Thursday morning. From there it will travel to Capital Properties headquarters, located at 111 Broadway in Lower Manhattan, and then to Richard Cohen’s house. It will return to Boston by 10 PM.
For those staying home, come rally at 31 St. James Street (by Arlington Street T), at 4:00, in support of the janitors.