Can my union increase wages for a certain set of individuals and not others?

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Can my union increase wages for a certain set of individuals and not others?

My union local 814 has 3 tiers of workers. A,B,C system. The C’s were awarded a 40% increase while the A’s and B’s got 45% respectively.

Asked on September 17, 2019 under Employment Labor Law, New York

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SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

Yes, this is legal. There is nothing requiring employers or unions to treat all employees the same or fairly, and in fact it is common for different groups or categories of workers to get different benefits, salaries/wages, raises, etc. So a three-tiered system and different treatment for the tiers is legal.


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