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Amazon employees officially launch union campaign

After Amazon recently selected Queens as a site to build one of its two new headquarters, many people expressed concerns for a myriad of reasons. One of which was that existing employees in a new Staten Island fulfillment center were already experiencing problematic working conditions.

Labor union expresses concern over Amazon coming to New York

New York workers who are seeking good jobs at competitive wages might think that large, prominent companies coming to the city is a good thing. Often, it is. However, before becoming too excited over the prospect of a healthy job market and the benefits it brings, unions are apt to express concern over how these companies conduct themselves. It is frequently on the backs of workers with controversy in its wake. For workers, having the backing of a labor union is a critical aspect of ensuring these companies do not attempt to take advantage of them, using their enthusiasm against them. Union representation is not the only thing necessary to help workers. The support of a law firm that specializes in union matters is also key.

What are employers not allowed to do regarding a labor union?

New York unions and their employers can engage in disputes over many issues. Even in circumstances where there is a solid relationship, it can quickly degenerate into a contentious back and forth if there are disagreements from either perspective. This is especially true when it comes to employers trying to use coercive tactics with employees. Some employers might try to influence the labor union in this way. Union members must be cognizant of what the law says about such acts and respond accordingly. Having legal assistance from a qualified union law firm can be useful in this or any other labor law case.

Labor union for New York yellow bus workers authorizes strike


Certain jobs and workers are part of the New York City landscape. Every day, these workers and the vehicles and equipment they use are easily spotted. Yellow buses are an example of this. That could lead to an expectation that they will always be there and the idea that they do not face the issues that most workers do in getting improved employee benefits, being treated fairly and respected in their work. The truth is that all workers might be confronted with adversity as they negotiate the terms of employment, making a labor union critical to getting their maximum benefits and compensation. Having legal assistance with collective bargaining is imperative to their cause, no matter what kind of work they do.

Noted university researchers vote to join labor union


New York unions are often associated with people who are working in blue collar industries and join forces to prevent their employers exploiting them. Hard hats, picket signs and demands for better wages and benefits are the perceptions that appear in the minds of many as the words "labor union" and "collective bargaining" are said. However, any group of workers who seek an improved situation on the job can think about union representation. Since union members are in a stronger position to negotiate than individuals are, it is imperative to have legal help throughout the process - especially when deciding whether to join a union or not.

Employee benefits at center of Whole Foods workers' union drive


While unions in New York face many difficulties and obstacles as they seek to maximize the wages and benefits that their union members get, one of the toughest situations for workers is when they do not have a union at all and are trying to form one. There can be an endless number of reasons why employees want to unionize. One that is common is when there is a new owner of the business they work for and they have concerns as to what the future holds. When trying to form a union for collective bargaining, to ensure the employer adheres to labor laws and to get the best possible employee benefits, it is critical to have a law firm that understands how to represent unions.

MLBPA prepares for collective bargaining with new director


When it is time to get to the bargaining table for a union's collective bargaining negotiation, the case must be organized, the desires must be clear and the attempt to repair various problems must be addressed. Having legal assistance is one of the most important factors to attempt to reach a successful negotiation.

Email campaign implores union members to quit their union


The basic function of New York labor unions is to provide protection to members in myriad ways. This will include shielding from capricious decisions on the part of management and ownership; proving adequate pay; adhering to safety protocols; providing medical benefits and more. Since unions came into existence, there have been attempts to tamp down on their power or to gut workers' legal rights under labor law. Union members must have legal representation to spot these tactics and to put a stop to it.

Dispute between union members and governor takes to the airwaves


Negotiations between a New York union and an employer are not always smooth. In fact, they can sometimes get a little rough with rhetoric emanating from both sides. This can be viewed as a negotiating tactic to garner improved employee benefits via the collective bargaining process. One strategy that is used is to take to the airwaves with advertising to show how a union's position differs from the employer's position.

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