Labor Management Relations

We assist our unionized and union-free clients in all aspects of traditional labor relations. For our union-free clients, we train managers and supervisors in how to lawfully protect that status by communicating to employees the risks of union organizing and by developing positive practices that help deter unions from gaining a toehold in the workforce. Our attorneys have advised clients in more than 500 organizing situations in more than thirty states, including initial union drives, decertification, and unit clarification proceedings. When active organizing occurs, we guide and work with clients through the process, including proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board. For our clients that already are unionized, we assist with all aspects of that relationship, including collective bargaining, grievance and arbitration proceedings, contract administration, picketing, controlling boycott and strike activity, and unfair labor practice and other union-related litigation.