Phillips Lytle’s labor relations attorneys work with clients to forge productive relationships with organized labor while protecting our clients’ rights. We have long represented employers of all sizes in their dealings with unions and unionized workforces.
Our experience includes union avoidance training and counseling, management of union organizing attempts and corporate campaigns, appearances before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and state labor relations boards in representation and cases of unfair labor practices, strike and picketing preparation plans, collective bargaining and union negotiations, advice on administration of contracts and handling of grievances, labor arbitrations, unit clarification and decertification, and withdrawal of union recognition. We also provide advice to employers in acquisitions, mergers and other change in control scenarios by reviewing collective bargaining agreements and addressing the implications of resulting facility restructuring or reductions in force.
Our labor relations law experience has involved the following unions: International Union of Operating Engineers, Laborers’, Teamsters, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, United Steelworkers, Boilermakers, United Food and Commercial Workers Union, Service Employees International Union, Civil Service Employees Association, Communications Workers of America, UNITE HERE and other labor organizations.
Our Labor Relations Law attorneys conduct managerial training on union awareness and organizing for a variety of clients, including manufacturers, medical groups, colleges and universities, and food producers. These training sessions have included human resources representatives, supervisors, middle managers and directors. Our Labor Relations Law Team strives to provide organizations with the proper guidance and information to avoid a labor dispute and to navigate collective bargaining in applicable situations.Union Awareness Training for Employers