Mar 15, 2024 | News Story

Empire Justice Center Wins Election to Join UAW Local 2325

Workers at the Empire Justice Center, who provide civil legal services to New Yorkers in need across the state, won a decisive victory to unionize on Monday, March 4. In the final election tally, 72% of EJC’s 40 staff members voted to join the Association of Legal Aid Attorneys (UAW Local 2325).

“After over a year of organizing, we celebrate our hard fought consensus to negotiate our workplace conditions on equal footing with the executive leaders of Empire Justice Center,” said Tomás Lucero, a senior paralegal. “Now we turn our attention to identifying the rank-and-file’s central labor concerns and working to fully address them in collective bargaining with management.” Read more and follow the EJC Union on Twitter!