Jottings By An Employer's Lawyer

Tuesday, April 08, 2003

Union Lawyers - No, Unionized Lawyers - A First in the Private Sector


The Teamsters latest organizing success would seem an unlikely target, the lawyers who work for Parker Stanbury's Phoenix office. The firm which has five offices contracts with a pre-paid legal services provider and the attorneys provide mostly phone advice, working under a quote of resolving 2 1/2 complaints per hour. Law.com has the story. Although the salary of $50,000 may not sound bad to many of their fellow Teamsters, it is below market rates according to the newly organized. But in tones that will not be familiar to anyone who has ever been involved in any organizing drive, the main complaint - problems with poor management.


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