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Bronx public defenders set strike date

Widespread support among members for July 22 walkout

Posted 7/12/24

Workers at The Bronx Defenders say they’ll be walking out on strike the morning of July 22 if they’re unable to reach a deal with management within the next two weeks.

The attorneys, paralegals, social workers and support staff at the legal services organization argue that because management has yet to agree to wage increases that would align lawyers’ salaries with those at peer institutions and has refused to consider the workers' proposal of a one-year contract, workers have no choice but to strike. 

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