Services Employee International Union votes to go on strike Jan. 1

Hundreds of workers in the cleaners union are threatening to walk off the job.
Members of the Services Employee International Union take care of places like the Nassau Coliseum, Roosevelt Field Mall and Nassau Community College.
The union voted to authorize a strike on Saturday. Leaders say they are fighting for higher pay and better health care. They will go on strike Jan. 1.
A lawyer representing the cleaning companies and employers provided News 12 with the following statement:
“The Tri-State cleaning contractors are working diligently at the bargaining table to reach an agreement which recognizes the valuable work of our employees, while also managing costs responsibly for our clients. We will continue to seek a fair settlement for employees and clients alike.”