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Flight attendants for growing airline seek to join labor union

For some employees in New York and across the nation, the idea of unionizing is foreign to them. There could be a variety of reasons for this from management discouraging it to unfounded fear that seeking to join a labor union could be detrimental to their employment. The truth is that workers who believe their interests would be better-served were they to come together as a union should explore the possibility. When doing this, it is imperative to have a law firm that is experienced in union representation to provide legal guidance and advice.

Legal assistance with government notices for ERISA

New York City workers should know that the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) has certain rules that require those taking part of amendments to the program. With ERISA, workers have a pension and health plan that protects them. A major part of it, however, is that they are supposed to be given information about it, its funding and other issues.

Contractor faces judgment in dispute with labor union

New York City is a hotbed for the construction of glossy, expensive construction projects and landmark buildings. These building will often house notable companies and entities. One sticking point that is often a problem for the owners of these valuable pieces of land is dealing with the potential allegations of labor law violations and other issues with union members. For the union members, it is essential to have a competent union representation for their labor union. Without it, there is a major chance for various abuses to be done. It also provides protection for wages and benefits.

Two New York news sites join labor union

Some New York employees who seek to join a union meet resistance from the employer. This does not automatically mean that they will not be able to join. To have union representation when there is a disagreement whether the employer will allow it, it is sometimes necessary to take other steps. The benefits to labor relations for union members are many, so it is beneficial to move forward with the process. If there is a problem with the formation of a union or the joining of an established union, having experienced help from a labor attorney is vital.

Union members protest charter school changes to teaching rules

Unions are in place to protect workers and help them be compensated fairly and receive all the benefits they are supposed to. New Yorkers who are in a labor union should be aware of all that the union does for them in ensuring that employers adhere to labor law. One aspect that a labor union must remember is maintaining certain criteria for people to be employed in their industry. When changes are made as to the work credentials, the union can file a lawsuit to protest this.

Labor union representing rail workers threatens strike

For New York workers in any job, one of the most powerful levers they have in ensuring that they are treated fairly with employee benefits and other issues is their ability to strike. In turn, the union must represent the interests of all union members to maximize their ability to get what they are asking for at the collective bargaining table. The idea of a union is to serve the interests of its members and part of that is to have competent and experienced legal representation.

Injunction sought by UFT after union members fired from school

Even unions that are perceived to be exceedingly strong need to have legal representation to ensure that their rights are adhered to. Some of the more powerful unions in New York include law enforcement and teachers. When there is a dispute over some issue related to labor law, the National Labor Relations Board is available to help those who believe there has been a violation committed against union members. This is especially important when there are dismissals that are deemed to have been unjust and violated the contract.

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.

Important points about COBRA in New York

One of the most important benefits that an employee can have when working is health coverage. The ongoing debate in government as to how health benefits will be dealt with hammers home the point as to how much of a hot button issue this is. Union members should be aware of certain aspects of their rights under labor law when it comes to health coverage. One such aspect is the Consolidated Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 1986, known under the acronym "COBRA."

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