LSSA Statement on ICE

The Legal Services Staff Association, a unit of the National Organization of Legal Services Workers, UAW 2320, is a wall-to-wall union of non-profit workers who provide free legal services to low-income New Yorkers. We see first-hand every day how President Trump’s attacks on immigrants are harming and terrorizing our immigrant clients and colleagues. The latest […]

Staff of Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A File with NLRB for Union Recognition

The staff of Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A (“Brooklyn A) filed a petition on Wednesday June 27th with the National Labor Relations Board (NRLB) seeking a union election after Brooklyn A’s board and management failed to voluntarily recognize their employees’ decision to unionize. Brooklyn A is a Brooklyn-based not-for-profit organization that provides free legal services […]

Union Elects New Executive Committee

The Legal Services Staff Association is pleased to announce the election of its new Executive Committee: Sonja Shield was re-elected as President. M’Ral Broodie-Stewart, an education law attorney in LSNYC’s Staten Island program, was elected as LSNYC Vice President. Meaghan Whyte, a housing attorney at Mobilization for Justice (MFJ), was elected as MFJ Vice President. […]

LSSA Testifies Before NY City Council Committee on the Justice System

The Legal Services Staff Association was honored to be able to present the following testimony on March 12, 2018 to the New York City Council’s Committee on the Justice System: Thank you, Councilmember Lancman and the members of the Committee on the Justice System, for allowing LSSA to testify about our work with the City […]

Our History

by present and past LSSA Presidents Sonja Shield, Jim Provost, and Gibb Surette Legal Services Workers Organize In 1972, Legal Services workers in New York City organized themselves as the Legal Services Staff Association. LSSA was determined from the very beginning to be a “wall to wall” union, with every union worker in every legal services […]

LSSA Resolution in Support of Puerto Rico

The Delegates Assembly of the Legal Services Staff Association has issued the following resolution in support of Puerto Rico:  Whereas Puerto Rico has suffered from catastrophic Hurricane Maria leaving residents without food, water, and electricity, and which has destroyed or heavily damaged homes, roads, and much of the island’s infrastructure; and Whereas prior to Hurricane […]

LSSA Resolution Opposing Islamophobia

The Delegates Assembly of the Legal Services Staff Association has issued the following resolution opposing Islamophobia:  Whereas it is in the labor movement’s interest to unite to defend our members and all communities from all forms of racism, xenophobia, and other forms of division, as well as violations of civil liberties, unlawful surveillance, and the […]

Letter Regarding DACA

The Delegates Assembly of the Legal Services Staff Association has sent the following letter to UAW International President Dennis Williams regarding DACA and the DREAM Act: [frame]October 4, 2017 Dear UAW President Dennis Williams, The Legal Services Staff Association, a unit of the National Organization of Legal Services Workers, UAW 2320, is a wall-to-wall union […]