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Union-Management Relations and Collective Bargaining

Payne & Fears LLP’s Labor Management Relations team specializes in traditional labor relations involving the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and union-related activities. Our attorneys have expertise in the following areas:

  • Union avoidance
  • Labor contract negotiation
  • Grievance arbitration
  • Strike management
  • NLRB and court litigation.

Payne & Fears attorneys work with employers to implement policies with the goal of avoiding union formations; however, in the event of a union election, we work closely with employers throughout the election process to enhance the odds of victory while ensuring compliance with applicable laws.
Additionally, our attorneys assist employers in negotiating labor contracts, by giving behind the scenes advice or taking the lead in negotiations. Payne & Fears LLP also represents employers in unfair labor practice proceedings before the NLRB and, when appropriate, the federal courts.