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UPS union members agree to allow a strike, if necessary

Delivery of packages is one of the most important and understated jobs in New York and across the nation. When the workers are union members seeking an improvement in employee benefits, there is a good chance that there will be the need for a strike. Employees should be cognizant of their right to seek a better contract and improved working conditions by becoming members of a labor union. A labor union must also have legal representation to protect its interests.

Staff members at New Yorker magazine join labor union

It might come as a surprise to many that some New York workers are not part of a union or even considered "employees." The circumstances of the terms of employment and employee classification can be important as that often dictates the employee benefits available to them. When there is a classification of workers that they deem unfair or compensation and benefits are not what they believe they should be, joining a labor union is one strategy to rectify these issues. Having legal assistance from a law firm that specializes in union representation is an integral factor to unionizing.

NYC corrections department union members unhappy about transfer

Unions are necessary for many workers in New York City, but it is exceedingly important for those who do the most dangerous jobs to have union protection. Specifically, law enforcement, firefighters and emergency responders fall into that category. Also in that category are the most overlooked of people in law enforcement: New York City corrections officers. While their union can provide them with various benefits, such as retirement, sick days, off days and medical coverage, it also shields them and acts as their advocate.

Improved employee benefits sought by graduate school workers

In New York City, unions are a key part of allowing all workers who are members get the maximum in wages and benefits. This is especially true for students who are also working at their university to make ends meet. It is easy for people to find themselves in situations where they might believe they are being taken advantage of. Even when they try to band together and join a union to improve labor relations, there can still be issues with their employer. It is in these circumstances that workers should seek legal assistance for their endeavors.

Do workers have the right to form a labor union?

Unions are beneficial to New York City workers in that they provide them with the opportunity to negotiate contracts and terms of employment as a group. However, many workers are completely unaware that they have the right to form a labor union and, because of that, will not be granted the many employee benefits that go along with unionizing. It is important to understand the basics of having a right to unionize and what activities are covered.

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.

Vast construction project sparks accusations against labor union

In New York City, where there are constantly major construction projects taking place, it is natural that there will be disagreements between companies and the unions representing workers who are handling the project. Cost is a constant worry for these projects and companies, concerned about the bottom line, will take steps and make allegations asserting that a labor union or more than one labor union are trying to take advantage by inflating costs. It is these types of disagreements that make it even more imperative that unions are protected by a law firm that is experienced in union representation.

Union members need legal help when employers file for bankruptcy

New Yorkers who are in a union and believe they have a secure job and are safe in their future employment will often be shocked to learn that their employer is experiencing financial problems. They will face fear and worry if those financial problems extend to the degree that the employer needs to file for bankruptcy or is dealing with litigation related to those financial struggles. Unions must make certain that they protect their interests in this situation by contacting a law firm that is experienced in union representation.

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