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Trustees

The Building Service 32BJ Benefit Funds include five separate multi-employer funds that deliver a broad range of benefits to more than 95,000 members and 180,000 covered lives with a combined asset portfolio of about $4 billion.  The funds are the Building Service 32BJ Health Fund, the Building Service 32BJ Pension Fund, the Building Service 32BJ Supplemental Retirement Savings Plan, the Thomas Shortman Training, Scholarship and Safety Fund, and the Building Service 32BJ Legal Services Fund.  Each Fund is administered by a joint Board of Trustees consisting of Union Trustees and Employer Trustees with equal voting power.
 

 

Union Trustees

Kyle E. Bragg
Chairman, All Funds
President of SEIU, Local 32BJ

Kyle E. Bragg became 32BJ’s President in July of 2019 after the sudden death of Hector Figueroa. He previously served as Secretary-Treasurer prior to becoming president. A member of 32BJ for more than 30 years, Kyle serves as Trustee of several 32BJ funds and as Chair of the union’s Social and Economic Justice committee. In 2001, he led the merger with Local 32E, bringing 9,000 Bronx and Westchester members into 32BJ. As Secretary-Treasurer Kyle grew 32BJ’s Residential Division to 35,000 members and negotiated a residential contract where members won an 11 percent salary increase over four years, along with increased pension contributions and no givebacks. Kyle is a board member of Community Board 13 in Queens and sits on the Board of Directors of the Southern Queens Park Association. He is the founder of the Mount Zion Youth Literacy and Sports Program in Queens, an organization that builds literacy and introduces underprivileged young people to golf, tennis and other sports that are normally cost-prohibitive. Kyle grew up in the labor movement. His father was an organizer and vice president of 1199 SEIU from the 1960s through the early 1980s. Kyle began his union activism as a member and shop steward of 1199 while he was a student at York College of City University. He lives in Queens with his wife and three children.



 
 

Employer Trustees

Howard I. Rothschild
Secretary, All Funds
President of the Realty Advisory Board on Labor Relations, Inc.

Howard Rothschild is the President of the Realty Advisory Board on Labor Relations, Inc. (“RAB”). During the course of his 30 years with the RAB, he has represented the real estate industry in labor negotiations, arbitrations, administrative and court proceedings.  Howard is actively involved in each of the industry’s multi-employer funds and related committees. Two of Howard’s favorite work days include attending the Shortman Scholarship event and the Training Fund graduation.  In 2010, the International Foundation awarded Howard the designation of Master Trustee.  He is also a graduate of Hofstra Law School.

Larry Engelstein
Trustee, All Funds
Secretary-Treasurer, SEIU, Local 32BJ


Trustee, Pension Fund
Secretary-Treasurer, SEIU, Local 32BJ

Shirley Aldebol
Trustee, Health Fund
Vice President, SEIU, Local 32BJ

Lenore Friedlaender
Trustee, SRSP & Legal Services Funds
Assistant to the President, SEIU, Local 32BJ

Denis Johnston
Trustee, Shortman Fund
Vice President & Security Division Director
SEIU, Local 32BJ




 

Charles C. Dorego
Trustee, All Funds
Senior Vice President/General Counsel, Glenwood Management

John C. Santora
Trustee, All Funds
Vice Chairman President, NY Tri-State Region
Cushman & Wakefield, Inc.

Fred Ward
Trustee, All Funds

Vice President, Labor Relations


32BJ North Funds

The Building Service 32BJ Benefit Funds also administers three multi-employer funds that provide benefits to 32BJ members who work in the Bronx, Westchester and the service trades: the 32BJ North Health Fund, the 32BJ North Pension Fund and the 32BJ North Legal Services Fund. These funds are administered by separate Boards of Trustees consisting of Union Trustees and Employer Trustees with equal voting power.
 

 

Union Trustees

Kyle Bragg
Chairman, All North Funds
Secretary-Treasurer
SEIU, Local 32BJ

Manny Pastreich
Trustee, All North Funds
Director, Collective Bargaining
SEIU, Local 32BJ




 

Employer Trustees

William Schur
Secretary, All North Funds
President
Bronx Realty Advisory Board, Inc.

Richard Berger
Trustee, All North Funds
President
New York Boiler, Inc.


 
 


32BJ Connecticut Pension Fund

The Building Service 32BJ Benefit Funds also administers the 32BJ Connecticut Pension Fund which provides retirement benefits to 32BJ members who work in Connecticut. The Fund is administered by a separate Board of Trustees consisting of Union Trustees and Employer Trustees with equal voting power.
 

 

Union Trustees

Manny Pastreich
Chairman, 32BJ Connecticut Pension Fund
Deputy Director, Collective Bargaining
SEIU, Local 32BJ

Juan Hernandez
Connecticut District Director
SEIU, Local 32BJ


 

Employer Trustees

Robert Symolon
Secretary, 32BJ Connecticut Pension Fund
President/CEO
Capitol Cleaning Contractors, Inc.

William Macco
Director, Labor Relations
CW Facility Services, Inc.


 


 
 



32BJ/Broadway League Pension Fund

The Building Service 32BJ Benefit Funds also administers the 32BJ/Broadway League Pension Fund which provides retirement benefits to 32BJ members who work for the Broadway League and other cultural and entertainment employers in New York City. The Fund is administered by a separate Board of Trustees consisting of Union Trustees and Employer Trustees with equal voting power.
 

 

Union Trustees

Shirley Aldebol
Vice President
SEIU, Local 32BJ

Elizabeth Baker
Deputy Director, Collective Bargaining
 


 

Employer Trustees

Christopher Brockmeyer
Director of Employee Benefit Funds
The Broadway League

Hal Goldberg
Chief Operating Officer
Jujamcyn Theatres



 
 



32BJ School Workers Pension Fund

Union Trustees

Shirley Aldebol
Vice President
SEIU, Local 32BJ

Elizabeth Baker
Deputy Director, Collective Bargaining & Employer Relations
SEIU, Local 32BJ


 

Employer Trustees

Stephen J. Brennan
Executive Director
NYC School Support Services, Inc.

Jeffery J. Bilek
Vice President
International Union of Operating Engineers
Local 891