Strumwasser & Woocher represents labor unions and related groups in a diverse body of cases seeking to advance worker interests in precedent-setting litigation and in legislative reforms.
Garment Workers Class Action
As counsel to a class of garment workers wrongfully denied minimumwage and overtime pay, the firm achieved a $1.5 million settlement for approximately 350 employees of contractors to Guess?, Inc.
The firm has worked with representatives of the Service Employees International Union to develop a legislative strategy and to draft proposed legislation to reform existing laws governing nursing homes in California to improve working conditions for nursing home care aides and the quality of care for residents, expand job opportunities for nursing home aides, and help SEIU increase its membership.
Strumwasser & Woocher has advised and represented UNITE on antitrust issues concerning consolidation of the industries in which the union represents employees.
The firm has represented the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO, in an action to remove the officers of a local Los Angeles bargaining unit for failure to hold elections as required by the Internationalís constitution and by-laws. Strumwasser & Woocher also advises AFSCME in complying with California campaign finance and election laws.
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