Skip to Main Content
Capabilities / Traditional Labor Relations

Traditional Labor Relations

Aligning business goals with workforce strategies.

Husch Blackwell’s proactive approach to cultivating positive employee relations includes management training, monitoring grievances aired on social media and other proven union avoidance techniques. At the first hint of an organizing campaign, our attorneys respond swiftly and decisively. We counsel upper management on do’s and don’ts, script speeches and answer FAQs. 

For clients that have existing relationships with unions, our team has negotiated hundreds of collective-bargaining agreements. When the bargaining process breaks down, we defend clients against National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) allegations and assist in strike preparation, including obtaining injunctive relief in state and federal court. 

Blog | February 22, 2021
The Nine Lives of Scabby the Rat
Articles | September 27, 2019 New Rulemaking At NLRB
Articles | May 23, 2018
Milwaukee Business Journal: Don't allow executive sexual misconduct to destroy corporate value

Tom Godar explores the connection between firm culture and the preservation of corporate value.

Webinar | July 24, 2019
Plant Closings and Mass Layoffs: Answers to FAQs About the WARN Act

Hiring to Firing and Everything in Between Webinar Series

Seminars | October 17, 2018
Opportunity and Uncertainty:
Wisconsin Economic Issues Panel Discussion and Reception
October 17, 2018

You are invited to join Husch Blackwell for a panel discussion and cocktail reception.

News Releases | August 18, 2020
Jenna Brofsky to Receive 2020 Missouri Lawyers Media Up & Coming Award

Brofsky was part of a team that in June launched a tool to help small and mid-market businesses return to their worksites during COVID-19 by developing Return-to-Work policies that comply with applicable local, state and federal laws and regulations.

News Releases | March 19, 2019
Missouri Lawyers Weekly Recognizes Two Husch Blackwell Attorneys with 2019 Women's Justice Awards

Sonni Nolan and Larissa Whittingham are Husch Blackwell's Women's Justice Awards honorees for 2019.

Media Mentions | August 16, 2018
Law360's Weekly Verdict: Legal Lions & Lambs (8/16/18)

Law 360 highlighted Husch Blackwell as a "Legal Lion" as a result of the Eighth Circuit's dismissal of a proposed class action accusing ConAgra of not paying workers at an Arkansas facility for time they spent donning and doffing protective gear.

Media Mentions | June 18, 2018
Material Handling & Logistics: When You Really Need to Fire Employees

Husch Blackwell lawyers provide perspective on how to manage litigation risk when handling employee performance issues.

Testimonial Carey L. Bartell, Vice President, Chief Counsel – Legal & Government Affairs, Conagra Brands Inc.

“When we were hit with a complex web of wage and hour class actions, Husch Blackwell was the natural choice. The team’s expertise in the substantive legal issues, combined with the investment they made to develop a deep knowledge of our business, has made them a uniquely effective litigation partner.”

Read how invested partnerships make a difference
Client Results

Water company clears unfair labor practices filed by union.

See full case study

Stay updated.

Subscribe to receive Husch Blackwell’s news and insights.

Select your preferences