Public and Private Labor Relations

Trevett Cristo’s labor relations attorneys have decades of experience working with, and are dedicated to, both public and private labor unions. As skilled litigators, we assist unions with collective bargaining and internal governance, as well as the myriad of legal issues facing unions today. Our lawyers have years of dedication to the labor movement, are well-versed in federal and state labor laws, and are experienced in representing unions in the courtroom, before arbitrators and at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and New York Public Employment Relations Board (PERB). Whether delivering results at the bargaining table, the courthouse, before the NLRB or other government agencies, we provide strong advocacy on behalf of our union clients, both public and private, that are represented across Central and Western New York.

Decades of expereince with:

  • Drafting, negotiating and enforcing collective bargaining agreements
  • Representation and unfair labor practice cases before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and improper practice cases before the New York Public Employment Relations Board (PERB)
  • Supporting all phases of union organizing, establishment, elections, governance, picketing and strikes
  • Contract and employee grievance and arbitration proceedings
  • Duty of fair representation actions
  • Prevailing wage issues
  • Internal union affairs
  • Compliance with government regulations and reporting requirements
  • Representing workers in Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) actions
  • Mediation and negotiation, as appropriate
  • Litigation and appeals of all union matters in federal and state courts and administrative agencies such as the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and the New York Public Employment Relations Board (PERB)

Labor unions we've represented:

  • Police departments
  • Fire departments
  • Teachers’ unions
  • Public transportation
  • Regional building trade unions
  • Manufacturing unions
  • Service sector unions
  • Various other unions

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