Labor Relations

Philosophy and Approach

Our labor relations practice is staffed by experienced negotiators who can assist your organization in developing successful collective bargaining strategies for negotiations with bargaining units. We understand the complexities of the current environment with its legal, funding, and policy constraints and we can help you shape realistic and pro-active approaches to labor relations issues. We also understand the importance of effective relationship with union officials. We provide advice, counsel, and training to line supervisors, managers, and administrative personnel in the administration of agreements and resolution of grievances. Our broad-based expertise in labor relations and collective bargaining will help enhance organizational efficiency and effectiveness and promote a positive labor relations climate. Our consultants are experienced labor relations professionals who are able to work collaboratively with you to achieve your labor relations goals.

Our labor relations experts provide strategic advice and consultation in the following areas:

  • Development of bargaining strategy
  • Evaluation of resources and bargaining positions
  • Proposal development and analysis
  • Leadership of negotiations
  • Health care and salary costing
  • Budgetary costing
  • Bargaining team coaching
  • Interest-based bargaining training
  • Meditation
  • Grievance and disciplinary resolution
  • Improper practice consultation
  • Union organizing drive strategy consultation
  • Strategic employee communication
  • Contract finalization