The Legal Services Staff Association (LSSA) is a "wall-to-wall" union representing the secretaries, paralegals, receptionists, process se...
The Legal Services Staff Association (LSSA) is a "wall-to-wall" union representing the secretaries, paralegals, receptionists, process servers, social workers, attorneys and other non-management employees of Legal Services NYC (LS-NYC) and MFY Legal Services. Our employer, Legal Services NYC, has presented us with a list of drastic cuts to our pay and our benefits. LSNYC and its board, led by millionaires Joseph Genova (of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley and McCloy LLP) and Michael Young (of JAMS), are demanding a three year contract with no inflation-based cost of living adjustments and a giveback of two years of seniority from every employee for purposes of placement on the salary scale. They seek to cut healthcare coverage in many respects, including higher deductibles and out of pocket maximums. Meanwhile, they want to slash retirement fund contributions, sick leave, and annual leave. Our contact vote is on May 15, 2013. If we do not get a better offer, we may be forced out on strike.