Vedder Price

Labor Relations Vedder Alignment

Vedder Price provides counsel and representation to clients across all industries in labor relations matters, including union organizing and decertification petitions, collective bargaining, corporate campaigns, strike support, and labor-related grievance processing and arbitration handling.

You can expect to work with highly skilled attorneys focusing on labor relations issues who have deep practical experience and can also draw on our firm’s extensive credentials in this area. One of our firm’s founding partners was, in fact, general counsel to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

Broad experience in labor relations. Our attorneys are well versed in substantive and procedural law under the National Labor Relations Act and have many years of experience appearing before the NLRB and its regional offices in unfair-labor practice and representation (election) matters.

We can assist in a variety of matters, including the following:

  • Counseling to avoid charges of unfair labor practices
  • Handling NLRB investigations
  • Defending NLRB complaints through the appellate levels, if necessary
  • Providing legal and practical advice during union election campaigns

Unions can and increasingly do use nontraditional means to accomplish their organizing, collective bargaining and other goals. These so-called corporate campaigns include a variety of techniques, including adverse-publicity campaigns directed toward customers, shareholders and the general public, filing lawsuits and charges with the courts and governmental agencies, and work slowdowns. Our attorneys counsel employers on proven techniques for responding to such campaigns and help clients get back to focusing on their customers and business goals.

Learn more about our capabilities:

Collective Bargaining

Strike Support

Labor Arbitration, Mediation and Grievance Services



Primary Contact(s)



Kenneth F. Sparks

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Attorneys



Bruce R. Alper

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Nicholas Anaclerio

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Elliot G. Cole

Associate



Brendan G. Dolan

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Thomas G. Hancuch

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J. Kevin Hennessy

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Neal I. Korval

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Ayse Kuzucuoglu

Associate



Esther Langdon

Solicitor



Blythe E. Lovinger

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Lucky Meinz

Associate



Caralyn M. Olie

Associate



Thomas H. Petrides

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Heather M. Sager

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Kenneth F. Sparks

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Thomas M. Wilde

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