Labor-Management Relations

Paul, Plevin has a wealth of experience in the field of Labor-Management Relations.

We provide legal advice to companies to implement strategies for lawful union avoidance and to deal with union organizing campaigns. For companies with existing union contracts, we assist in planning for successful union negotiations, and have extensive experience negotiating collective bargaining agreements. We also assist companies facing potential strikes, picketing and boycott activities, and represent companies in grievance and interest arbitrations.

Our attorneys regularly practice before the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”), handling representation and unfair labor practice proceedings. Our attorneys are also experts in handling public sector labor relations issues before the California Public Employment Relations Board (“PERB”).

Recent examples of the firm’s expertise in handling labor-management relations matters include:

  • Advice and counsel regarding employer collective bargaining, union recognition and management rights and obligations under the National Labor Relations Act and the California Meyers-Milias-Brown Act
  • Representation, union elections and unfair labor practice proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board and California Public Employment Relations Board
  • Collective bargaining of labor agreements for private companies and public entities, including the San Diego Padres, the City of San Diego, the City of Chula Vista, the City of Escondido, the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority, San Diego Transit Corporation, San Diego Trolley, Inc., and San Diego Symphony
  • Injunction proceedings against a union for picketing on hospital property
  • Discipline, discharge and labor contract interpretation arbitrations throughout California for various private companies and public entities, involving several different unions and labor organizations
  • Strike planning