Representation of Labor Organizations

Jennings Sigmond has represented scores of labor organizations and the interests of tens of thousands of workers throughout the country. In addition to our expertise in federal and state labor laws, our attorneys emphasize the need to work closely with and educate the Union leadership in all matters that are important to the effective representation of workers and their families.

Representation by the law firm includes:

  • counseling the Union leadership concerning issues relating to the Union structure and membership rights;
  • preparation and enforcement of the labor organization Constitution and By-Laws;
  • compliance with governmental regulations; negotiation of collection bargaining agreements;
  • Act 111 cases;
  • Act 195 cases;
  • enforcement of labor contracts;
  • grievance and arbitration proceedings;
  • litigation, including all phases of trial and appellate work in the federal and state court systems;
  • assisting in the conduct of organizing campaigns;
  • NLRB and PLRB representation and unfair labor practice cases;
  • counseling and advice relating to internal union affairs, including disciplinary actions; and
  • all forms of interaction or representation involving governmental agencies, including, but not limited to, the United States Department of Labor, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor, the National Labor Relations Board, the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board, Workers Compensation issues, Internal Revenue Service compliance proceedings, EEOC and Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission matters.

The law firm emphasizes close and continuing communications with its clients to assist the Union leadership in understanding the many complex problems and issues that the Union leader is required to manage in our society. Our role as counselors to assist the Union includes the availability of an attorney at all times to respond to questions and emergencies, scheduling routine meetings to respond to developing issues, and conducting periodic meetings or conferences with Union staff to discuss ongoing or new legal developments.

A representative list of the law firm’s labor organization clientele and references are available upon request.