Laner Muchin has been engaged in representing public and private sector employers in collective bargaining for over 70 years, and our negotiators have countless years of cumulative bargaining experience. Typically, we act as the chief spokesperson for our clients at the bargaining table.
Our role in the bargaining process includes assisting our clients in researching and developing information, creating and implementing bargaining strategies, drafting proposals and agreements, assisting with employee communications and public relations issues. In those extremely rare instances where the bargaining process results in a work stoppage, we work hand-in-hand with our clients to help keep their operations running smoothly and minimize the impact on their bottom lines.
Our goal is always to help bring about a prompt resolution without adverse consequences to employee relations. Over the years, the Firm has developed outstanding working relationships with every major union, both locally and across the nation.
Below are representative examples of the types of collective bargaining services we provide Laner Muchin clients:
Researching and developing information to help formulate and support our clients’ positions at the bargaining table
Working with our clients to create a bargaining strategy and implementing that strategy at the bargaining table
Serving as chief spokesperson on behalf of our clients in bargaining
Drafting proposals during negotiations and the final agreement upon completion of bargaining
Assisting our clients in employee communications and public relations through all aspects of the bargaining process
News & Resources
News, Events, and Publications
- Mark Bennett and David Moore to Share New Developments in Labor and Employment Laws at Illinois Government Finance Officer’s Association Annual Conference08.29.2022
- Laner Muchin Attorney Jill O’Brien Selected in the Top 50 Women Lawyers in 2018 Illinois Super Lawyers01.01.2018
- Francesca Simoncelli, 12.06.2022
- NLRB Rules That Employers Must Give Union Opportunity To Bargain Over Discretionary Discipline For Employees Represented By A Union But Not Yet Covered By A Collective Bargaining AgreementAmber Cox, 09.30.2016
- NLRB Reverses 50-Year Policy, Requires Employers To Deduct Union Dues From Employees' Paychecks Even After Labor Contracts ExpireAntonio Caldarone, 10.05.2015