GBLS is a unionized program. We have salary scales for union staff but not for administrative staff who are not part of the union. Over time some of our salaries are not consistent with the market. I fear some staff are over-compensated and others are under-compensated.
We are concerned that we do not have a benchmark for non-union staff and may lose folks if we are not close to market. If we have benchmarks it will help us to align salaries as well as justify salary increases to union staff
Greater Boston Legal Services - GBLS - provides free civil legal aid to low-income residents of Boston and 31 surrounding cities and towns. GBLS has a more than 100-year history of providing quality legal aid on issues including housing, accessing Social Security,health and disability benefits, immigration, employment problems, protecting elders and children - among others.
GBLS provides direct representation of low income people for civil legal matters. These cases include - but are not limited to - issues of housing, employment, accessing Social Security, disability and healthcare benefits, immigration, consumer debt, elder abuse, children's disability claims and assisting victims of domestic violence. In addition to direct service, GBLS advocates for legislative and administrative changes and policies that will benefit a wider range of people.