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Union-Side Labor

Our attorneys are experienced in representing labor unions and employee associations in both the public and private sectors for a wide range of labor and work-related issues.


In the Public Sector


Our representation involves all facets of labor law, including unfair labor practices (ULP), negotiation of collective bargaining agreements, arbitration, mediation, and advocacy before administrative agencies such as the State Employment Relations Board (SERB) and the Ohio Department of Education (ODE), as well as representation in state and federal court.


In the public sector, we represent:


  • Teachers
  • Police officers
  • Nurses
  • Bus drivers
  • Other public employees and organizations


Our public sector labor law practice is extremely broad and includes representational issues, protection against unfair labor practices, school law, work stoppages and strikes, and defense of duty of fair representation (DFR) claims.


In the Private Sector


As we do for our public sector clients, we provide a wide range of labor and work-related services for our private sector labor union and employee association clients.


We represent clients before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and state and federal courts regarding all matters involving:


  • Representation
  • Unfair labor practices (ULP)
  • Work stoppages and strikes
  • Collective bargaining
  • Mediation
  • Arbitration
  • Defense of duty of fair representation (DFR) claims


We also provide assistance and representation for matters involving the Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA) and the Labor Management Relations Act (LMRA).


Taft Hartley Trust Funds


We provide representation for Taft Hartley trust funds that provide employee benefits, including pension benefits, health care, and fringe benefits. We help clients organize their trust, prepare plan documentation, manage the fund, and fulfill their fiduciary responsibilities.


Contact the Columbus, Ohio, labor law trial attorneys at Cloppert, Latanick, Sauter & Washburn today to schedule an initial consultation and case evaluation.

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