New York Legal Assistance Group Workers ‘Go Union, Vote Yes’ To Representation With Association Of Legal Aid Attorneys-United Auto Workers Local 2325
(NEW YORK CITY) - Staff Members employed at the New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) in New York City have voted by a margin of 152-to-29 to join the Association of Legal Aid Attorneys-United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 2325.
NYLAG's more than 200 Attorneys, Paralegals, Financial Counselors and Administrative Staff make it possible for NYLAG to provide legal services across New York City to Lower- and Middle-Income Clients facing deportation, eviction, domestic abuse, employment discrimination, termination of public benefits, predatory debt collection practices, and many other hardships.
NYLAG represents its clients free of charge.
An overwhelming majority of Workers had already signed Union Cards by the first week of June, but NYLAG management had refused to recognize their Union until the election.
Now, the Union will begin the process of negotiating a first contract.
The Members’ interest in gaining Union Representation in their workplace came after concerns involving diversity in hiring, transparency, fair compensation, effective supervision, training and opportunities for professional development, Association of Legal Aid Attorneys-United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 2325 Officials said.
The Staff also hopes to encourage changes to case staffing that maximize NYLAG’s ability to advocate for their clients as the organization grows to meet surging demand for its services, Union Officials added.
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