The Legal Services Staff Association in 2020

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 pandemic. Our members marched in the street and spoke out against for racial justice and against police violence leveled at Black people.

During 2020 we also negotiated a new union contract with LSNYC, negotiated to protect our health and safety during Covid, and started the negotiation of a new union contract with Mobilization for Justice. We crashed a LSNYC board meeting to fight back against an unsafe and premature forced reopening. We also kept up our work pushing for progressive change at the City and State level. Our members fanned out across the region to get out the vote and protect the vote during the 2020 primary and general elections.

We will never stop mobilizing and building solidarity among our members, and fighting for justice.