Dec 15, 2023 | News Story

Law360 Union Walks Off the Job in One-Day Action Protesting Management’s Threats, Unlawful Conduct at the Bargaining Table

Unionized editorial workers at Law360 — who have had enough of parent company LexisNexis execs’ illegal tactics and stalling at the bargaining table — held a one-day strike on Wednesday, highlighted by a mid-afternoon rally and a day-long picket line outside corporate headquarters in New York City.

The work stoppage came after The NewsGuild of New York filed an unfair labor practice charge on behalf of Law360 Union against LexisNexis on Tuesday. The basis of the charge is a Nov. 16 bargaining session in which LexisNexis representatives threatened Guild members with less favorable terms the longer negotiations continue. Regressive bargaining is a form of bad faith bargaining, in which one side moves backwards, offering less on a proposal than they had previously offered.

“Instead of working today, we are gathering together, refusing to work and standing up for a fair contract,” said Hailey Konnath, a reporter for the LexisNexis-owned legal news site and unit chair for the union. “LexisNexis needs to understand that we will not back down and today they will see that in full effect as we picket outside their headquarters.”

Contract negotiations between the union, which represents nearly 300 workers, and LexisNexis began on Nov. 17, 2022. The union’s current contract expired on Dec. 31, 2022. For more than a year, management has refused to respond (either at all, or meaningfully) to proposals including sick time, parental leave, paid time off, and retirement. Read more here, and click here to send a letter to Law 360 management telling them to stop the threats and delays.