32BJ Members Strengthen Solidarity Through Art

From LaborPress:

New York, NY—The members of the 120,000-member strong 32BJ SEIU property services union work as doormen, porters, handymen, security officers and window cleaners but also moonlight as painters, photographers and poets. They’ve had an opportunity to showcase their artistic talent for the past several years thanks to the annual art show hosted by their union. 

For this year’s art show, over 300 people attended the opening to view nearly 200 pieces of art contributed by more than 80 32BJ members and their families. The art on display is an eclectic ensemble of drawings, paintings and black-and-white and color photographs that are representative of the diversity of the members themselves, who hail from as far as Eastern Europe, Latin America, South America and Asia.