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Hundreds of Legal Aid Society attorneys hold walkout

Seek new contract with higher wages, decreased workload

Posted 2/17/23

Hundreds of Legal Aid Society attorneys walked out of the New York City agency’s offices for an hour Wednesday in the hopes of kick-starting stalled negotiations on a new contract.

The lawyers’ last agreement expired in July 2022, with the attorneys and their union, the UAW-affiliated Association of Legal Aid Attorneys, recently turning down a 2-percent salary increase offer from Legal Aid.  

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