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Union-Management Relations

Latham & Watkins has significant experience with unions, works' councils and collective bargaining arrangements in France, Germany and the United States.

The team provides the following Union-Management Relations services, including:

  • Assisting with strike preparation and management
  • Defending against union organizing drives
  • Establishing employees' representative bodies (Works' Council, European Works' Council) 
  • Leading collective bargaining negotiations and arbitrations
  • Providing counseling and training for nonunion employers to remain union free
  • Providing close support of collective dismissal procedures
  • Representing employers in all types of National Labor Relations Board procedures
  • Running elections to decertify incumbent unions
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