While union membership continues to decline nationally, the labor movement remains a powerful force in the modern workplace. 

Bolstered by federal agencies such as the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”), which are strong supporters of unions, unions continue to grow more sophisticated in their organizing methods.  To remain a union-free workforce, employers must understand how unions organize, and managers must be trained on how to lawfully and rapidly respond to organizing threats.  If you are facing an organization campaign or representation election, you need the help of experienced and knowledgeable counsel.

At Skoler, Abbott & Presser, we have been practicing labor law for over 50 years.  Our team is prepared to tackle even your biggest labor issues – whether it be devising and implementing strategies for lawful union avoidance or dealing with unconventional organizing campaigns.  Our attorneys understand that maintaining a union-free workplace requires effective communication, knowledge of union organizing tactics, and strict adherence to the law.  Our team can also help you understand your legal rights and obligations under the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”), detect early warning signs of organizing activities, and minimize the risk of organizing campaigns.

When unionization cannot be avoided, our experienced attorneys will be there to help you plan for and conduct successful union negotiations, counter strikes, picketing and boycotting activity, and respond to and arbitrate union grievances.  Our attorneys routinely represent companies in front of the NLRB for unfair labor practices, representation proceedings, and compliance proceedings.