Our labor attorneys counsel, advise and represent unionized clients in developing corporate-wide, multi-facility labor relations strategies. We negotiate collective bargaining agreements and represent our clients in contract administration, grievance handling and arbitration, strike consultation and in National Labor Relations Board and court proceedings. We handle unfair labor practice and representation proceedings before the NLRB and state labor relations agencies. We advise our clients in contract campaigns and in lawfully communicating with employees to attain bargaining and operational objectives. We assist our clients in structuring the labor relations aspects of transactions, including purchase and sale transactions, mergers, consolidations, subcontracting, work relocations and divestitures to accomplish corporate objectives. We assist our clients in navigating the complexities of multi-employer pension liability and other employee benefits issues in the context of transactions, collective bargaining and operations.
Our practitioners advise our employer clients with nonunionized operations in union free strategies and with respect to organizing, picketing, hand-billing, demands for recognition through card check, corporate campaigns and NLRB elections and related proceedings. We have been involved in matters ranging from single location elections, to elections involving multiple unions and operations across several states.
Our practitioners are well-known in the markets we serve and are often called upon by trade associations and government officials to consult on the impact of proposed labor legislation affecting employers. We have been consulted by state and local governments to assist with labor relations issues implicated in municipal turnaround and crisis management.
As a dedicated labor relations practice within a full service regional law firm, we regularly partner with and draw upon the resources and experience of our firm's other practices, including our health care/regulatory, commercial real estate, corporate, environmental (including environmental health & safety), governmental incentives, criminal, trial and appellate, governmental relations and incentives, ERISA and employee benefits, and municipal finance practices. As part of coordinated teams, our labor practitioners are able to add significant value for clients as they work to attain their business and management objectives.