New York Labor Law Blog

Unions could be on the comeback trail

Starbucks has broken ground since its inception. Today, there are more than 15,000 nationwide, with more added every day. New York State currently numbers in the 600s, with the possibility of 700 of the famed coffee shops becoming a reality. The Buffalo location has...

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A brief review of wage and hour law in New York

When it comes to conflict between management and the workers doing the job, hours worked and paid are always a part of it. How much people work and their pay rate are central reasons workers formed unions in the first place. For the most part, the law backs up...

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What are unfair labor practices?

As an employee, it is important to be able to recognize when your employer is engaging in unfair labor practices. Being able to recognize these practices is the first step in taking action to stop them, but how can you know what an unfair practice is? When even major...

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Who should lead your union?

Union leaders are the people that directly negotiate contracts and secure employee standing with management. The ideal union leader works toward the best possible contracts and rights for you and your coworkers. Most labor unions use a democratic process to determine...

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Why is union self-policing important?

Business owners and corporate boards across the country do not like unions because unions equalize the power between workers and management. Management will take any opportunity available to undermine a union, including pouncing on any appearance of impropriety. What...

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