Labor

Cohen, Weiss and Simon LLP is proud of its reputation as one of the nation’s leading labor law firms.

Representing unions has always been at the core of our practice. Our clients include international, national and local unions in a wide range of industries: airlines, steel, auto, trucking, rail, communications, construction, radio, television, film, music, health care, postal delivery and more. We represent labor organizations governed by the National Labor Relations Act, the Railway Labor Act and public-sector labor laws.

We provide our union clients a broad range of services, including advocacy in court, in arbitration and before the National Labor Relations Board and other government agencies. We participate with and advise our union clients in collective bargaining negotiations and mediation.

And we provide strategic advice and guidance on organizing, strikes, picketing and comprehensive corporate campaigns.

Firm lawyers have a particular expertise in representing the interests of unions when employers file for bankruptcy or engage in other corporate reorganizations. The firm also has extensive experience defending unions, including against claims of violation of the duty of fair representation.

Our labor practice also includes counseling unions on internal governance issues, such as officer elections, constitution and bylaw amendments, conventions and membership meetings, trusteeships, reporting and recordkeeping requirements, and dues, finances, and union administration.

We are a firm committed to the labor movement, composed of lawyers who have devoted their careers to advancing and protecting labor rights.