Legal Services Staff STRIKE LOCATIONS
Support lawyers for the working poor as they fight against draconian cuts to health care and retirement benefits. Stand with them on the picket lines today, 4:30-6pm!
This Friday, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM at the following locations:
579 Courtlandt Avenue, Bronx, New York 10451
349 E. 149th Street, Bronx, New York 10451
105 Court Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201
1360 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, New York 11216
1 West 125th Street, New York, New York 10027
40 Worth Street, New York, NY 10013
89-00 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, New York 11435
36 Richmond Terrace (across the street from Staten Island ferry) Staten Island, New York 10301
Our sisters and brothers who are members of the Legal Services Staff Association, NOLSW, UAW Local 2320 went on strike yesterday morning (5/15/13) 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. They want 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).