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NYC Doormen Open to Strike



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    A doorman on Central Park West, works in front of his building.

    Thousands of unionized New York City doormen and apartment building workers have voted to authorize a strike this month, potentially leaving some tenants in the lurch.

      Manhattan members of 32BJ voted Thursday to authorize the bargaining committee to call a strike if negotiations fail to result in a new four-year contract by 12:01 a.m. on April 21.
    Members in Brooklyn and Queens have already voted to authorize a strike.
    A union representing some 30,000 workers throughout the city is negotiating with an industry association representing building owners and managers.
    At stake are wages, health benefits, sick days and overtime rules.
    There hasn't been a strike since 1991, when apartment workers walked out for 12 days.