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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.

Correctional officer union members spar with governor

Law enforcement is an inherently dangerous job that many of its workers believe is underappreciated by their employer. This is especially true in New York City where those who work in this and similar types of jobs are consistently in dispute regarding labor relations with the city. When union members disagree over disciplinary procedures and how workers can lose their jobs, it can lead to an extended battle with contentious allegations on both sides. It is in these circumstances that it is essential to have legal assistance.

Union members at New York TV station refuse to take pay cut

Labor relations in New York often result in disputes in prominent industries with people who are integral to the work and function behind the scenes. Collective bargaining for these essential workers can be complicated and will often come to the forefront in the public as their plight becomes known. For these workers, having a union is crucial to maximizing their income and benefits. Union members must make certain that they have a strong legal firm to represent them and that firm is experienced in all aspects of collective bargaining and labor relations.

Union members for fruit and vegetable market ponder strike

New York City is a hub for businesses and many of these businesses have unions to ensure that workers are treated fairly, wage and hour disputes are handled, and collective bargaining practices are adhered to. This does not just go for businesses in which there is a known union presence, such as construction and city workers. There are other businesses that have unions and the impact of a labor dispute will not be known until they have chosen to exercise their right to strike. Regardless of the effect it has on consumers, there are times when employee benefits will only be acquired through a walkout.

Protecting union members from disputes inside the union

New York City workers who are part of a union will be under the impression that the needs of the members are paramount and will come before individual advancement and enrichment. The idea of a union is to ensure that its members maximize their income and benefits and the labor relations are kept fair for them. However, there are times when the union members might suspect misdeeds on the part of other union members or those who are at the upper echelon of the union. This is when it is imperative to have legal assistance to protect the members from internal problems.

Union members for New York police protest video release

For New York workers who are in a union, the idea that they will be protected from unfair treatment when it comes to all aspects of their job is an alluring factor. This is true regardless of the type of job the person does, but it is particularly important for first responders, specifically law enforcement. Given the prevalence of complaints in today's world - specifically with the police - having union representation when there are disciplinary procedures is essential. So, too, is it imperative that union members make certain that the heads of their union know that having a law firm that is experienced in these situations to provide guidance is equally important.

New York City casting directors seek to join labor union

Certain New York workers are in jobs where they are prevented from forming a union. The inability to unionize can be detrimental to collective bargaining and keep workers from earning as much as they could if they formed a union. When there is an attempt on the part of a group of workers to form a union, they will sometimes meet resistance. Even before garnering enough support to move forward, it is imperative to have legal assistance from a law firm that is experienced in union representation.

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.

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