Organized Labor and Labor Relations

Unions represent more than 16 million U.S. workers, and that number continues to grow. Kelley Drye offers effective strategies and real-time tactics to help employers navigate NLRB’s decisions and laws.

Our attorneys bring a deep, practical knowledge of the real-world, real-time tactics that make a labor strategy effective. Our team practices extensively before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), arbitrators, mediators, state labor boards, other government agencies, and state and federal courts. We also work closely with leaders across industry sectors to develop and strategies for promoting positive employee relations and effective relationships with unions.

We are effective not just in the boardroom, but also on the shop floor. We help our clients work effectively with unionized workforces, including in major collective bargaining, unfair labor practice disputes and labor arbitrations. Our labor relations attorneys tie legal strategy to business goals to provide real value—minimizing the risks and costs of organized labor while maximizing the relationships between our clients and their employees

Our services include:   

  • New agency and legislative initiatives, regulatory changes, and rulemaking 
  • Corporate campaigns 
  • Union organizing campaigns 
  • Card checks and neutrality agreements 
  • NLRB elections 
  • Collective contract bargaining and negotiations 
  • Grievance and arbitration proceedings 
  • Unfair labor practice disputes and labor arbitrations 
  • Cross-border labor issues 
  • Labor relations and related issues in connection with corporate transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, due diligence, and business consolidations and closures 
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