Law360 Union Members Unanimously Ratify Strong First Contract
After nearly two years at the negotiating table, Law360 editorial staffers unanimously approved a first contract that offers significant improvements in pay, working conditions and security to Guild-covered employees at the LexisNexis-owned legal news site.
The four-year contract provides for an immediate 22 percent boost in total salaries, retroactive to Jan. 1, 2018. It also includes what the local called a “floor of decency,” with minimum salaries pegged at $50,000 per year. In a rare achievement, Law360 Guild members were able to secure successorship language, which ensures that the collective bargaining agreement would be assumed by any new owner in the event the company is sold.
“Last night, we unanimously (168-0!) ratified a remarkable first contract that fiercely protects and improves the working conditions of everyone in the newsroom at Law360,” the unit wrote in a statement posted on the NewsGuild of New York’s website. Read more here and check out Law360 Union's Twitter feed here!