Arbitration and Contract Administration

We have arbitrated almost every conceivable issue that can arise under collective bargaining agreements — from simple discipline cases to multimillion-dollar plant closing and subcontracting issues or far-reaching employee benefit issues.

Arbitrations can be used effectively as part of your company’s overall labor strategy for change since some operational changes are more appropriately instituted through the arbitration process than through negotiations. As part of that strategy, we work with you to identify those changes and develop the change scenarios that present the greatest chance for successful results in arbitration.

By leveraging our extensive knowledge of union contracts and their interpretation, we can advise you on the best ways to comply with union contracts, avoid grievances, and respond to grievances when filed.