Collective Bargaining

We have substantial experience guiding clients in preparing for and negotiating initial and renewal collective bargaining agreements. We have negotiated on behalf of management in many industries, including health care, paper and pulp, small product manufacturing, social services, and building services and maintenance. The integrity and the strategic thinking that we have brought to these negotiations have been instrumental in helping our clients achieve their bargaining objectives.

Labor organizations with whom we have negotiated include:

  • Communications Workers of America
  • International Brotherhood of Teamsters
  • 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East
  • New York State Nurses Association
  • Federation of Nurses/UFT
  • Service Employees International Union, AFL-CIO
  • United Paperworkers International Union
  • International Association of Machinists
  • Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers’ International Union
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
  • International Longshoremen Union
  • International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers
  • United Steelworkers

In addition, we have experience assisting clients in preparing for and responding to work stoppages, including formulating strike plans, seeking injunctive relief in response to strike misconduct, responding to defamatory and misleading communications during a strike, and other related issues.