Union Governance Practice

We have a wealth of experience assisting union clients with internal governance issues, as well as a keen understanding of the importance of these issues to a union’s success.

In our union governance practice, we advise a wide range of national and international labor organizations, intermediate bodies and union locals on how to establish governance structures and policies that both meet their needs and that satisfy the myriad legal requirements applicable to unions.

We provide counseling on the drafting and adoption of union constitutions and bylaws, the election of union officers, and the conduct of membership meetings and conventions. We work closely with union officers, governing bodies, committees and staff regarding all manner of issues related to union administration, finances and internal policies. We help our union clients comply with reporting and recordkeeping requirements, fiduciary standards and other laws applicable to union representatives.

The firm also assists unions with mergers, affiliations and other cooperative arrangements among labor organizations. Firm lawyers also have extensive experience regarding trusteeships and, when it arises, litigation between parent unions and subordinate bodies.