Practice Areas

Labor Management

Primary Contacts:

Byron L. Freeland

P. (501) 688.8810
Little Rock

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Kathlyn Graves

P. (501) 688.8831
Little Rock

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Overview

Mitchell Williams advises employers on all aspects of labor relations with unionized workforces and workplaces facing unionization drives.

Our labor relations team:

  • Trains managers in effective procedures to prevent union organizing campaigns

  • Advises on informational campaign strategies to avert unionization and/or decertify unions

  • Negotiates collective bargaining agreements

  • Advises employers on the interpretation and enforcement of companies’ rights under the collective bargaining agreements, including contract and discharge grievances

  • Represents employers in unfair labor practice proceedings, including adversary proceedings before the NLRB and state agencies

  • Obtains injunctions to prevent unlawful picketing, hand billing and not cargo refusals

  • Advises clients on strike preparation and strike-related issues, as well as strike-related litigation

  • Counsels clients on compliance with OSHA and other statutes designed to enhance workplace safety

  • Advises on the purchase, sale or consolidation of unionized facilities to ensure compliance with legal and contractual obligations and to advance the organization's labor relations strategy

Mitchell Williams has experience working with a variety of labor organizations, including:

  • International Brotherhood of Teamsters

  • United Food & Commercial Workers

  • United Transportation Workers

  • Service Employees International Union

  • International Association of Machinists

  • Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers

  • Construction and trades unions