Collective Bargaining and Grievance Arbitration
Our attorneys understand the many facets of an employer’s often complicated relationship with the labor unions that represent its employees. We understand the importance of a constructive labor-management relationship, and we have a strong record of successfully navigating these relationships to foster a productive and efficient workforce.
We regularly represent employers in the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements. Our broad experience in the negotiation process allows employers to get the best possible economic settlement and to creatively negotiate contract language which insures that the employer can run the business in a manner that allows for greater workforce productivity.
We also regularly work with employers in the administration of their collective bargaining agreements, particularly by counseling concerning the meaning and application of contract language, and counseling with regard to tough issues such as subcontracting, workforce restructurings, and employee discipline.
Finally, when unions decide to pursue grievances to arbitration, our experienced attorneys, who collectively have tried thousands of arbitration cases, get you the best possible result.