Legal Services Staff Association on Strike
Where: Legal Services - NYC Central Office, 40 Worth St., NYC
Our sisters and brothers who are members of Legal Services Staff Association, NOLSW/UAW Local 2320 provide needed legal services to low income residents of New York City. Today (5/15) they voted to strike after working almost a year without a contract. Despite making historic offers to management to share in the costs of healthcare and forgo a general wage increase in order to address fiscal concerns, the management is demanding deep and severe cuts to healthcare coverage and to the retirement savings plan. Furthermore, even if the union agrees to make any cuts, the management is refusing to offer any job security protections in exchange. Management wants the ability to lay off front line casehandlers and support staff who represent the most vulnerable New Yorkers and protect their bloated management structure (currently there is 1 manager for every 3 union staff, at the Legal Aid Society, the management-staff ratio is 1:5).
The picket lines will be up tomorrow, Thursday morning. Your participation and support for the strikers is invaluable and welcome. Nothing is better than being on strike on the picket line and having the support of others on the line with you.
Can’t get to the picket line? Sign the petition!
Here is the schedule for Thursday:
From 12 noon – 2:00 PM
Legal Services-NYC Central Office
40 Worth Street
New York, NY 10013
The following pickets have been cancelled for today, 5/16:
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM and 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM at the following locations: Bronx:
329 East 149th Street
Bronx, New York 10451 Brooklyn:
105 Court Street
Brooklyn, New York 11201 and 1360 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, New York 11216 Manhattan:
1 West 125th Street
New York, New York 10027 Queens:
89-00 Sutphin Boulevard
Jamaica, New York 11435 Staten Island:
36 Richmond Terrace (across the street from Staten Island ferry)
Staten Island, New York 10301