Legal Services NYC Employees Strike; Lower Intake Expected

, New York Law Journal


More than 200 attorneys and staff at Legal Services NYC walked off their jobs yesterday after voting overwhelmingly to reject management offers for a new contract.

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What's being said

  • JB

    This is really AMAZING. There are so many people out of work and here are employees striking who have a job and are getting paid, but want a new contract. This is the problem with unions.

  • Sam

    The salary of most experienced attorneys (5 years ) is about the average entry level attorney's salary. It is not like they are earning 80K . They have very heavy and stressful workload. Nonetheless, they decided to work in the public interest field because of their passion for social justice. Therefore, the employer should not further exploit them by cutting back their benefits and salary.

    The LSSA union is definitely NOT a corrupt organization. People who make accusations against this union in this forum should show substantial evidence of such corruption. Without the union, most workers nowadays would not be enjoying the 5-day work week, paid-sick leave and vacation, workplace safety, etc. This is a fight that must be fought continuously. It is sad to see that people took all these benefits for granted and thought they were always given out of the employer's own good will.

  • Tom Bergdall

    The article doesn't say how much these people earn, apart from health care. Are they fairly paid?

  • Michael

    FIre em all, hire new, younger attorneys willing to pay more for their own healthcare, and caring enough not to walk off the job and leave thousands in limbo. Unions used to be needed; now they are nothing but corrupt organizations, getting rich of the 'dues' paid, while offering nothing but bad PR and litigation when their extortion techniques fail.

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