Throughout New York, construction workers rely on their union to help them in many ways. The union advocates for better wages and safer working conditions for every person it represents. When an employer treats an individual worker unfairly, the union steps in. In some cases, however, the union’s expertise is not enough. When a specific legal issue threatens the safety or livelihood of one or more of its construction worker members, the help of an attorney may be required.
Construction labor union lawyers handle a number of topics. Disputes over all aspects of employment law, including wage and hour regulations, discrimination, wrongful terminations, and issues involving the federal or state Department of Labor can be handled by a qualified attorney. Your construction labor union lawyer may also help if you’re facing repeated OSHA violations or when it is time to negotiate a new collective bargaining agreement. An attorney can also assist in enforcing the terms of an existing agreement that aren’t being met. Your attorney can also provide advice regarding picketing, boycotts, or strikes.
Having an experienced lawyer on the union’s side means each worker is legally represented. While the employer may offer to bring in counsel, these attorneys will invariably see things from the point of view of the boss – not the worker. Construction labor union lawyers, on the other hand, work for the union and its members.
At Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP, our experienced New York construction labor union attorneys understand the complex and overlapping issues that go with representing unions and their hard working members. We’re dedicated to protecting your rights at every step of the process. Contact us today to learn more.