The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), Pennsylvania Labor Relations Act and related rulings from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board (PLRB) impose strict rules on an employer’s conduct during collective bargaining. The unique needs and desires of each unionized workforce sets a maze on top of those constraints. Ufberg & Associates is experienced at navigating employers through these tricky waters.
Bargaining with a union over wages, benefits, working conditions, and workplace policies is an art born of long experience. Ufberg & Associates has successfully represented both private and public sector employers in union contract negotiations for over forty years. We guide our clients through all aspects of negotiating a contract. This includes strategic development of bargaining positions and goals; serving as chief negotiator or acting behind the scenes where desired; drafting and negotiating bargaining agreements; and representing our clients in all areas of dispute resolution. In addition, we have handled successor agreements, concession agreements, merger agreements, transfer agreements, and shut-down agreements for large and small bargaining units. We take great care in helping to ensure our client’s business objectives are met, and that a solid foundation is laid for long-term business success.
We also have extensive experience in Act 111 and Act 195 Interest Arbitrations throughout Pennsylvania.