Vedder Price

Labor Relations Vedder Alignment

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

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 served as 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 ever-changing tactics, including conducting adverse-publicity campaigns directed toward customers, shareholders and the general public, filing lawsuits and charges with the courts and governmental agencies, applying various forms of political pressure and engaging in work slowdowns and other types of disruptions. Our attorneys counsel employers on proven techniques for responding to such campaigns and helping clients get back to focusing on their customers and business goals.



Primary Contact(s)



Kenneth F. Sparks

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Attorneys



Eugene A. Boyle

Shareholder



Grace U. Brankin

Associate



Jonathan Maude

Partner



Cara J. Ottenweller

Shareholder



Thomas H. Petrides

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Kathryn A. Rosenbaum

Associate



Patrick W. Spangler

Shareholder



Kenneth F. Sparks

Shareholder



Mark L. Stolzenburg

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Thomas M. Wilde

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Candice T. Zee

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