April 2018 Archives

Dispute between union members and developers grows contentious

Unions are a key factor in many industries in New York and few have stronger unions than construction workers. Since these workers are generally well-represented, it is not unusual for developers to try and find ways to defray costs from paying union members what their contracts say they should get. Part of that is using non-union workers for certain jobs. This has resulted in lawsuits and protests. For unions that are concerned about these attempts to hinder their job prospects and income, it is important to have a law firm that treats the needs of unions as paramount.

New York prepares for potential changes to U.S. labor law

Unions are an essential part of helping New York workers be treated fairly in a many ways. While employers and unions are often adversarial, it is in the best interests of both sides to find common ground. For union representation and union members, it is also important to keep track of changes to the law that influences them. A pending case that is set to be heard by the Supreme Court can impact their work and the relationship between unions and members.

Upstate New York nurses seek to form labor union

In New York, unions are relatively prominent because workers in so many industries rely on them to get their deserved wages and benefits. An understated aspect of unions is when workers would like to form one at their workplace and there are a variety of strategies used by their employer to prevent it. These workers should be cognizant of the need to have a legal advice for their endeavors whether they are already unionized or are seeking to form a union. That union representation is essential and should not be ignored.

Understanding who can get continuing coverage via COBRA

For New York union members who are facing the prospect of needing to get healthcare in the interim when there will be an interruption should know about the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA). COBRA can be an essential benefit. However, many people might not know who is eligible to receive COBRA. Knowing who is entitled is the first step toward using it. If there are issues with eligibility and those who should be eligible are not being given the right to COBRA, it might be necessary to have legal assistance.

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