Union Side Labor Law

The Toledo labor and employment attorneys at Kalniz, Iorio & Reardon Co., L.P.A. represent labor unions throughout Michigan and Ohio. Our labor clients are employees in all fields including teachers, police officers, fire fighters, electricians and utility workers, clerical employees, school support employees, bus drivers and other Ohio workers. We represent public sector labor unions and understand the particular legal challenges presented by Ohio’s collective bargaining laws and the changing statutes related to public employees. We are familiar with Ohio’s Public Employees’ Collective Bargaining Act (also known as the “SERB Act”), have practiced before the SERB Board since its 1984 inception, and provide guidance and advice to our clients to ensure that their bargaining rights are recognized and enforced.

The attorneys at Kalniz, Iorio & Reardon Co., L.P.A. also represent private sector labor unions. We have experience litigating cases before the National Labor Relations Board and advising clients as issues arise under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) and the Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA).

We deliver advice, consider strategy and provide the litigation skills necessary to address all aspects of union-side labor relations. For instance, attorneys at Kalniz, Iorio & Reardon Co., L.P.A.:

  • Assist clients in negotiating collective bargaining agreements;
  • Litigate representation and unfair labor practice cases before the Ohio State Employment Relations Board;
  • Litigate representation and unfair labor practice cases before the National Labor Relations Board;
  • Present cases before mediators and hearing officers appointed by the Ohio State Employment Relations Board;
  • Represent public safety unions in binding interest arbitration under the SERB Act;
  • Represent clients in labor arbitrations involving employment discharge and discipline cases, breach of contract, subcontracting and elimination of bargaining unit work cases, breach of contract cases asserting seniority rights, vacation, overtime, health care, sick leave, and other contractual rights; and
  • Assist labor unions in union organizing and election disputes before the NLRB and the SERB.

We respect collective bargaining rights and view these rights as essential to preserve and build a strong and prosperous middle class. If your organization has questions about labor union laws or labor disputes, contact the Toledo attorneys at Kalniz, Iorio & Reardon Co., L.P.A.

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