Striking members of the Legal Services Staff Association, NOLSW/UAW Local 2320 (LSSA), have released a video addressing the LSNYC Board of Directors, including Board Chair Joseph Genova and Executive Director Raun Rasmussen, regarding the organization’s decision to terminate employees’ health care without meaningful notice.
“Our health insurance was cut off with zero notification to our membership,” said Kristen Drumm, a staff attorney and union member from LSNYC’s Bronx office. “For a social justice organization to do this to our employees is reprehensible. It is ironic and sad that an organization that litigated Goldberg v. Kelly has now violated the basic due process rights of its own employees.”
“It’s not fair for me or any of the union members to be affected this way,” said Johanna Arias, a paralegal in the organization’s Long Island City, Queens office, explaining how her husband’s chemotherapy treatment was delayed.
The video was filmed on June 11, 2013 at the meeting of the LSNYC Board of Directors.