When labor-management disputes arise, the attorneys at Weston Hurd bring extensive experience to the issues at stake. The attorneys have successfully represented clients both large and small from various industries. They have provided clients with highly skilled and innovative counsel in this complex and turbulent area of the law.
Weston Hurd assists nonunion employers to remain union free. The attorneys work with clients to develop employment practices and policies that assist in keeping unions out. For those employers faced with union organizing campaigns, the firm aggressively responds to the union’s organizing drive. Attorneys assist those employers in planning and carrying out effective “Vote No” campaigns and have a winning streak stretching back more than 30 years. To the extent there may be representation issues that need to be litigated before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) or unfair labor practice charges which require an aggressive defense during the course of the union campaign, the attorneys efficiently and effectively defend their clients before the NLRB.
For clients who have incumbent unions, the firm assists companies in conducting collective bargaining negotiations and developing strategies designed to achieve the bargaining goals. Weston Hurd represents management throughout the entire collective bargaining process, including: preparation, negotiation, and drafting of collective bargaining agreements, developing unique contingency strike preparation plans; and counseling clients during all stages of dispute resolutions under a labor contract’s grievance procedure, with the objective of reaching the best result for the client at a reasonable cost.
The firm’s traditional labor services include:
In addition, the attorneys keep clients apprised of significant NLRB decisions through the use e-mail advisories that inform clients of decisions that may have an immediate impact on their business.
A recent representative matter handled by the labor attorneys demonstrates the breadth and depth of the practice: