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Collective Bargaining Agreements, Employee Grievances & Arbitrations

The National Labor Relations Act ("NLRA") and several Pennsylvania laws govern employees' ability to engage in concerted activity for mutual aid and protection and to bargain collectively with an employer.  While union activity is down in recent years, the law governing union organizing, concerted activity, and union relations continues to develop.  To the extent that employers have a Collective Bargaining Agreement with the union, there are a series of rules, regulations, and practical considerations for complying with Collective Bargaining Agreements, negotiating Collective Bargaining Agreements, processing grievances, and conducting arbitrations.

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MacDonald Illig's Labor and Employment Group attorneys regularly provide advice to employers to guide them through this somewhat complicated and nuanced area of the law. We represent employers in union organizing campaigns, NLRB and state monitored representation elections, collective bargaining negotiations, contract administration, and grievance and arbitration proceedings.  Our goal is to work collaboratively with employer representatives to minimize risk and provide employers with the flexibility to comply with both the law and any Collective Bargaining Agreements. When there are disputes surrounding alleged breaches of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, as well as disciplinary matters, we are prepared to assist to guide employers through these complicated issues.