Advising on Collective Bargaining and Union Issues 

Navigating you through union processes and procedures

Whether your company has recently voted to certify a union or whether it is time for a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA), the negotiation process can be daunting without experienced counsel and representation. Effective collective bargaining requires thorough knowledge of labor law, precedent, market trends and extensive negotiation experience. Coolidge Wall has served as counselors and negotiators for all types and sizes of businesses. We take the time to thoroughly understand your position and your priorities to negotiate a workable agreement.

Comprehensive representation for union issues

The competencies of our team allows us to represent clients in all aspects of union relations. Our human resources practice helps you ethically and legally navigate unionization. Our labor law attorneys help employers get their messages out during union campaigns while avoiding charges of unfair labor practices. We are available to provide counsel and litigation support regarding the issues that can arise during the election process. We are prepared to pursue injunctive relief in state and federal courts and represent you before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) or other administrative agencies when necessary.

Effective and practical CBA negotiators

Once a union has been certified at your company, effectively asserting your rights during CBA negotiations is crucial. Negotiation can often be a game of brinksmanship, and negotiators must be informed by practical experience and excellent instincts. Pushing too hard can lead to work stoppages, which are bad for both parties and may lead to charges of unfair labor practices. When the union takes a hard line, fully understanding the rights your company has under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) is crucial to getting the concessions you need.

Effective and thorough counsel

Our attorneys can draw on the collective knowledge and experience of the entire staff to provide effective and thorough counsel during CBA negotiations. Our business experience and knowledge of labor market conditions help us gather the facts necessary to support your position and determine how far you can afford to push to get a favorable agreement.
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