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After 2 years without a contract, Legal Aid support staff join a picket

Posted 6/21/24

Wendy Remy has worked as a paralegal at the Legal Aid Society for more than 50 years, serving clients throughout the city and also working one or two jobs on the side to supplement her income. As she reaches the waning years of her career, however, Remy is looking to quit those other jobs so she can spend more time with her family.

To do that, Remy said, she needs her union, Local 1199 of the Service Employees International Union, to secure a new collective bargaining agreement with Legal Aid Society management that includes sizable raises. But in bargaining, union members say, Legal Aid management has offered raises of just 1 percent for the next fiscal year, which is not near enough, Remy said.

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