Birch Horton Bittner & Cherot attorneys have extensive experience representing both public and private employers with unionized workforces in disputes from full contract fact-finding and interest arbitration to disciplinary grievances. Labor laws are complex, are often not intuitive and affect many more aspects of the employment relationship than an employer sometimes realizes. We know that one-size-fits-all solutions do not work in labor relations.
Our attorneys have negotiated numerous collective bargaining agreements in diverse industries ranging from energy to health care, and they have experience dealing with major labor organizations. We understand that approaches to labor relations need to be as varied and individualized as the industries that our clients occupy, and we take great care getting to know the particular issues that our clients face.
Employers with unionized workforces know that labor arbitration can be as important as negotiating a collective bargaining agreement. BHBC attorneys comprehend the importance of labor arbitration to administering a collective bargaining agreement. For employers with a unionized workforce, labor arbitration often has consequences that far exceed those of any civil litigation. Labor arbitration sets an important precedent as to the meaning of language in a collective bargaining agreement, and an adverse arbitration award can be costly to an employer, both at the time of the award and long into the future. We have handled several high-profile, high-stakes arbitrations. Our extensive experience in negotiating collective bargaining agreements gives us unique insight into the manner in which cases ranging from basic discipline to complex contract interpretation need to be handled.
If you are faced with labor arbitration, you need an experienced attorney by your side during this very important process. We can assist you with all your labor law needs, especially in providing thorough and effective representation in handling labor arbitrations.