Ana Maria Hill elevated to 32BJ SEIU New Jersey state director

The 32BJ SEIU union announced it elevated Ana Maria Hill to New Jersey state director, the first Latina in 32BJ’s history to hold the title.

The labor union represents over 15,000 janitorial workers, security officers, airport workers, residential porters, K-12 cafeteria personnel and custodial workers throughout the state of New Jersey.

“Ana Maria Hill is a dedicated, brilliant and passionate leader within our union who has played a key role in growing 32BJ’s presence in New Jersey,” 32BJ SEIU President Manny Pastreich said.

Hill has spent the last 10 years with 32BJ as its deputy director, earning the respect and trust of the New Jersey District Office staff and her colleagues across the union.

In that role, she led several key campaigns, including securing one of the strongest contracts that commercial cleaners have seen in New Jersey in 2023.

“I am so proud to carry on 32BJ’s incredible work in New Jersey,” Hill said. “From the passage of a statewide worker retention bill to winning historic contracts for our members, 32BJ has been at the forefront of building worker power across the Garden State. I’m thrilled to take on this new role and can’t wait to continue 32BJ’s incredible growth in New Jersey. I am grateful for the opportunity to fight for all working people in this state, regardless of union affiliation, alongside President Pastreich and his team, and stand on the shoulders of so many incredible women leaders in our great union.”

“Ana Maria Hill is an inspired choice to serve as the next New Jersey state director for 32BJ SEIU,” Gov. Phil Murphy said. “Over the past decade at the union, she’s demonstrated her dedication and passion for organizing union and nonunion workers alike to secure fair compensation, benefits and working conditions. I look forward to continuing to work with her and 32BJ to uphold New Jersey’s proud pro-union values and build a stronger and fairer future for all workers and families.”