We are keenly aware of the challenges faced by cities and villages in their labor relations matters. In the collective bargaining process, we coordinate the negotiations with the client's overall employment policies, objectives, and budget restraints. We analyze the existing labor contract (current employment policies and compensation structures), review recent developments in the law and develop general recommendations for a bargaining strategy.
We also recognize that an effective labor relations program does not end with the signing of a collective bargaining agreement. We provide our clients with day-to-day advice on personnel matters, compliance with employment laws, and the administration of collective bargaining agreements. We also provide a complete package of services that includes policy and handbook development and training as needed. Although we strive to prevent unnecessary grievances, when necessary, we represent our clients at grievance meetings and arbitrations and in hearings on unfair labor practice charges.
Most importantly, we will be there when you need us. We will go the extra mile, so you don't have to.