Unionized editorial workers at Law360 halt work for 24 hoursafter colleagues were laid off in violation of labor law

Unionized editorial workers, represented by The NewsGuild of New York at LexisNexis-owned Law360, have walked off the job in a 24-hour work stoppage to protest layoffs that violate labor law.

Law360 Union members will begin picketing at 12:30 p.m. EST at LexisNexis HQ, 230 Park Ave., NYC.

Just a month ago, LexisNexis executives congratulated themselves on the company achieving its highest revenue growth in decades. The same day, management announced they would lay off 26 members of the Law360 Union.

“This walkout is an unequivocal demonstration of solidarity for our co-workers who lost their jobs,” said Hailey Konnath, a reporter for the legal news site and unit chair for the union. “The success of Law360 is due in no small part to us and the work we produce. Today we are showing the company that we – including those who lost their jobs – are Law360.”

The union’s current contract expired on Dec. 31, 2022, and negotiations have been ongoing since then to finalize a new collective bargaining agreement. Changes to workplace terms and conditions, including layoffs, after a contract has expired must be negotiated and agreed to by the Guild. Failure to maintain the workplace status quo is a violation of labor law and is the basis of an unfair labor practice charge filed by The NewsGuild of New York on behalf of Law360 Union earlier this month.

“Our entire union stands in solidarity with the workers who have been laid off,” said Susan DeCarava, president of The NewsGuild of New York. “If management continues to refuse to bargain in good faith and reverse these unlawful layoffs, labor peace will be difficult to come by at Law360.”

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