NY Legal Group Accepts New Contract, Ends Strike

A forty-day labor strike is over for one of the nation's largest free legal groups.

The union for more than 200 employees with Legal Services NYC says it has accepted management's latest contract offer. The company serves low income New Yorkers with civil claims, such as custody battles and housing disputes.

The new contract maintains retirement benefits for Legal Services' 220 workers but requires them to contribute to their health care plans for the first time.

During the strike, clients were referred to other legal groups.