October 8, 2021 Our LSNYC members have ratified a new three year contract. With 90% of our LSNYC members participating, the contract was ratified by 80% voting yes. This 2021-2024 contract brings significant advances in salary scale equity for our lowest paid members as well as improvements in work from home, health care, reimbursements, layoff […]
October 4, 2021 The Legal Services Staff Association has obtained a favorable order through arbitration regarding in-person court work for members and their household members who can’t be vaccinated or who have high-risk medical conditions. This order provides enhanced protections for those staff who are not able to do in-person court work due to their […]
September 30, 2021 On Friday October 8th, the LSNYC membership of LSSA will be voting on the below package of potential contract changes. Package of Potential Contract Changes Spreadsheet of Current Salaries Compared to Year 1, 2, and 3 Salaries Under Potential New Contract
September 22, 2021 With LSNYC management’s best and final offer nearly due and a number of key demands still unresolved, members of LSSA 2320, the unionized staff of Legal Services NYC, turned up the pressure the best way they know how to: by withholding their labor. LSSA rank & file staged a one-day strike on […]
Monday, September 20, 2021 Coalition of Tenants, Elected Officials, Legal Service Providers Urge NY State Officials to Abort Plan to Resume Mandatory In-person Court Proceedings This Week Coalition cites poor ventilation, narrow hallways, lack of safety planning as evidence that housing courts are “among the most dangerous places in New York City” **VIEW LETTER HERE: […]
A GRAVE DANGER TO BOTH TENANTS AND WORKERS: TENANTS, UNIONS, COMMUNITY ORGS, AND ELECTEDS CALL FOR HOUSING COURTS TO REMAIN CLOSED September 20, 2021 Dear OCA and Governor Hochul, As the largest labor union(s) that represent 4100 legal services workers in New York, as well as community organizations and elected officials that additionally represent close […]
September 10, 2021 On Friday September 10th, LSNYC union members staged an action in front of the LSNYC Executive Director’s Tribeca apartment building to protest LSNYC management’s demand that staff return to in-person appearances, with no plan to protect staff with vulnerable family member, and no guarantee that any high-risk staff would be excused from […]
On Thursday, August 26th our union hosted a public health expert, Dr. Theresa Chapple, Ph.D, MPH, for a non-judgmental forum where Dr. Chapple addressed some common concerns and answered questions about the Covid-19 vaccines. The forum was skillfully moderated by Covid bargaining team member Jaritza Molina, union member and paralegal in our Bronx office. Dr. Chapple received […]
Our LSNYC members are serious about our contract demands and are willing to go on strike if necessary. Our members sent in selfies saying what they would be willing to strike for.
August 5, 2021 Statement of the Legal Services Staff Association, NOLSW/UAW 2320 “It is reckless and contrary to public health for NYC to be resuming in-person housing court intake and otherwise requiring litigants and attorneys to appear in the court house en masse in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and as the rise of […]
LSNYC and the LSSA union are engaged in ongoing negotiations over policies for safeguarding the health of our staff, our families, and our clients, pursuant to our Covid-19 collective bargaining agreement side letter. Below you will find the agreements that we have negotiated. At the bottom of the page you will also find the commitments […]
July 20, 2021 (Note: this agreement was extended on 9/21/21 through 10/31/21) For the period through September 30, 2021, we are commencing a new volunteer pilot project: Staff will work from LSNYC’s offices full or part-time on a voluntary basis, and will otherwise continue to be based at home during this period. DAs/Central Facilities Manager […]
We, the Legal Services Staff Association (LSSA) 2320, a “wall-to-wall” union representing over 600 American legal workers, attorneys, and other non-management employees in New York City, stand in solidarity with the Palestinian people in their struggle for freedom, equality, and dignity. We vehemently condemn the Israeli government’s violent ethnic cleansing, illegal military occupation, and apartheid […]
The Legal Services Staff Association union, NOLSW/UAW 2320, on Friday June 11, 2021 served bargaining demands on Legal Services NYC. The current union contract expires on June 30, 2021. Click here to download a copy of the union’s bargaining demands. To win these and our other demands we will need strong member support and solidarity. Members: […]
June 9, 2021 Union Counterproposal to LSNYC Management Throughout this pandemic we have persevered, pushed through, and found strength and support in our communities. We have continued to provide life-changing help to our clients and support and care for one another, supported our children through all of their learning challenges, and managed all of the […]
We fight for our clients and we fight for ourselves and our families. 2020 brought a global pandemic with devastating effects on our communities. The pandemic laid bare the structural racism of Housing Court and other institutions, and we fought to keep housing court closed and to prevent any evictions in the midst of a […]
May 14, 2021 Following LSNYC management’s demand that staff return to working from LSNYC offices in July, our union invited LSNYC management to attend an open forum to explain their demand to union members and listen to union members’ responses. LSNYC senior management agreed to attend if they could invite LSNYC managers as well. Since […]
Testimony by Christopher Fasano of Legal Services Staff Association, UAW Local 2320 and Mobilization for Justice, Inc. to the New York City Council Committee on Finance regarding Introductions 2099, 2100 and 2164, and Resolution 1600 April 28, 2021 Good morning Chair Dromm and Members of the Committee. My name is Christopher Fasano. I am a […]
Yesterday the world woke up to yet another brutal execution of a young Black man by the police, this time during a pretextual car stop. My heart goes out to our Black union members who today like so many other days are trying valiantly to put one foot in front of the other and take […]
Historic Contract Furthers the Union’s Demands for Pay Equity for Non-Attorney Workers, COVID-19 Office Safety Plan, Permanent Remote Work Policies, and Fair Wage Increases for All Staff NEW YORK, NEW YORK – The unionized staff of Mobilization for Justice (MFJ) voted Friday, February 26, 2021, to ratify a new three-year contract to run from January […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, February 9, 2021 Mobilization for Justice, Inc. Employees Declare One-Day Strike Employees Demand Pay Equity for Non-Attorney Workers, a Sensible Work from Home Policy, and a Contract That Recognizes the Value and Experience of All Employees. February 9, 2021, New York, New York – The unionized employees of Mobilization for Justice, […]
Introducing UNPRECEDENTED TIMES Vol.1! As part of contract negotiations, our MFJ shop has demanded that Mobilization for Justice adopt sensible, permanent work-from-home policies. However, MFJ management refused because they seem to believe our union members aren’t productive outside the office. So we are chronicling unionized staff’s high-quality work (from home) over the last year.
Thank you to the Progressive Caucus of the New York City Council and Councilmember Ben Kallos for supporting our union and our MFJ shop by sending a powerful letter to the Mobilization for Justice Board and executive leadership. MFJ’s relationship with the Jones Day law firm (“Trump’s favorite law firm”) is hypocritical and indefensible. MFJ: […]
LSNYC management and the Legal Services Staff Association union have been negotiating through the Covid-19 pandemic to ensure the safety of staff, clients, and our families. This flyer summarizes some of the key provisions we have negotiated to keep those coming to LSNYC offices as safe as possible.