Positive labor relations are a critical business asset. Companies across multiple industries rely on our lawyers to manage that asset with dexterity and creativity. We represent them in every sort of union matter, whether negotiating collective bargaining agreements, representing them before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), or defending them in grievances and arbitration.
Setting the Right Tone
Dealing effectively with labor unions is always a matter of experience, but it’s often a matter of tone, as well. Our clients value their workers and seek to do right by them, but at the same time they have interests that need to be protected. We are known for striking the right chord in labor negotiations, for staying flexible, and for walking the delicate line between tough and respectful. We often come up with novel solutions, even in the face of hardened negotiating positions, resulting in agreements that best serve our clients’ interests.
Transactions With Labor Issues
Our reputation for resolving labor issues is well known to other law firms, many of which retain us to help handle those issues associated with mergers and acquisitions. In connection with deal work, we assess compliance issues, negotiate provisions of purchase agreements, recommend go-forward protective measures and advise on labor-driven aspects of the transaction.