Legal assistance is key for collective bargaining in New York

Even New York State workers who are part of a union and the union itself will need to be protected when contract negotiations are underway. Union representation is a vital part of workers being treated fairly and protected, but if there are mistakes made when negotiations are taking place, it can undo all the hard work that was done in formulating the union in the first place.

Regardless of the job whether it is white collar or blue collar, everyone needs legal assistance with negotiations. Union leaders might be experienced negotiators and know exactly what they and their workers want, but when it comes to legal matters, expertise is key. There are numerous issues that come up when a deal is being collectively bargained. Included are the Taylor Law, the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act, and the Labor Relations Act among many others.

There are a seemingly endless number of factors that will come to the forefront during negotiations. Health coverage, overtime pay, paid leave, retirement accounts, workplace safety, health policies, hours, pay and terms of employment are just some of the issues that workers and their unions face when contract time comes about. This does not even mention how to handle a dispute that might arise. In some instances, employers will try to chip away at the union and reduce workers' rights. In other cases, it is the government itself that is trying to damage worker standing.

Protecting oneself is an essential part of getting what is owed and deserved in a contract. Having a law firm that is experienced in collective bargaining is one of the most important parts of a successful negotiation that will protect and provide for the members and keep the union strength intact.

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