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Leonardsville is a hamlet on the Unadilla River in the Town of Brookfield in Madison County, New York, USA. The community started as a number of small factories deriving power from a dam on the Unadilla River during the first decade of the 1800s. These were known locally as the shops and included a scythe and hoe factory, a blacksmith shop, a grist mill, a saw mill, a horse rake factory and wagon shop, and a foundry and machine shop. As with many small communities, Leonardsville was given its name by the Post Office Department, which in this case named if after Reuben Leonard who, in the early years, ran a local grocery and dry goods business that became a convenient location to drop off mail for local residents. In 1856, the grist mill, saw mill and agricultural implement factory were destroyed by fire, but were rebuilt immediately. Soon after that, the shops were purchased by the Babcock family who operated them until the 1930s, employing at their peak over 100 workers. Until the 1950s, when the manufacturing shops closed, Leonardsville was a stop on the Unadilla Valley Railroad, had a milk station (now a recycling center) and a feed store. None of the manufacturing buildings remain, but the former Crandall Department Store still stands and is now the regionally-known Horned Dorset Restaurant. Leonardsville had its own kindergarten through 12th grade central school until 1969, when the district merged with Bridgewater and West Winfield, creating the Mount Markham Central School district. The building was one of the new district's elementary schools until 2001, but now is used for specialized educational programs.

What is labor law?

Labor law is the body of law which address the legal relationship between trade unions, employees, and employers -- including collective bargaining, union organization activities, and the negotiation of strikes and lockouts. Labor law arose due to the demands for workers for better conditions, the right to organize, and the simultaneous demands of employers to keep labor costs low. Labor law attorneys may represent their clients in matters before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), which hears disputes between employers and unionized employees.

Answers to labor law issues in New York

The National Labor Relations Act gives rights to many employees, including the right to organize and bargain with...

The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) protects employees’ rights to engage in protected concerted activities with...

The National Labor Relations Board is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1935 to administer the...

The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) forbids employers from interfering with, restraining, or coercing employees...

The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) forbids labor unions from restraining, or coercing employees in the exercise...