Labor-Management Relations

Having represented employers for over a century in labor-management relations, Clifton Budd & DeMaria is a national leader in defending the interests of businesses. Throughout the lifespan of a client’s relationship with a labor union, we have unparalleled experience.

Our services begin before a labor union is even on the scene with supervisor training. Through such training, our clients have enjoyed the ability to speak confidently to employees about the risks of unionization.

In the event of union organizing activity, Clifton Budd & DeMaria attorneys stand ready to advise on lawful union-free campaigns as well as effectively defend employer interests in representation proceedings before the NLRB.

For clients with established labor relationships, we serve as chief negotiators at the bargaining table, aggressive advocates in arbitrations and zealous litigators in unfair labor practice proceedings.

At the end of the relationship with a labor union, whether through decertification or otherwise, we counsel employers to navigate effectively the potential legal landmines.

In addition, we regularly offer advice on labor strategy related to mergers and acquisitions as well as day-to-day contract interpretation. We protect our client’s interests in unfair labor practice charges and damages actions against labor unions as well as defend against actions brought by union benefit funds. In short, we are a complete solution to all aspects of a client’s labor matters.

With an ever-shifting landscape of changing rules from the NLRB, new strategies by labor unions and growing competitive pressures on businesses, a law firm that has stood the test of time is a valuable partner. The attorneys at Clifton Budd & DeMaria are ready to successfully guide you through all aspects of your labor-management issues.