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Husch Blackwell Launches New Blog on Labor Relations Issues

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1.11.13 covers ‘what’ and ‘what this means to you’

Labor Relations Law Insider BlogHusch Blackwell has launched a new blog focusing on legal issues that impact the regional and national labor environment. is a free online site to offer news, information and relevant resources to anyone interested in labor relations issues.

Partner Terry Potter, a 30-year veteran of labor and employment law, describes the blog as the next step in the firm’s ongoing role as a full-service business counselor. “Labor Relations Law Insider is a place where our attorneys with experience and expertise in labor relations will review recent court cases, National Labor Relations Board decisions and how various statutes interact with labor relations,” he said. “Since we deal with these issues on a day-to-day basis, the blog is an easy, up-to-date way for companies to find the information and answers they need.”

Potter says that the location of the firm’s attorneys also gives them a unique vantage point on the topic. “Because our offices include locations throughout the Midwest and eastward, and we represent so many clients with headquarters and operations here, we have in-depth knowledge of the labor issues that have traditionally affected these union-heavy areas over the years — and what changes the future might hold.” In addition to its offices in Arizona and Colorado, Husch Blackwell has two offices in Illinois, four in Missouri, two in Nebraska, two in Tennessee and one in Washington, D.C.

He concluded by expressing the blog is intended to be an interactive process. “It’s not just about what we think, but what visitors to the site think as well. We won’t just give you the ‘what,’ but ‘what this means to you,’ too.” In addition to visiting, visitors can subscribe to the blog via RSS feed and email. It also is featured in the Employment & Labor section of the LexBlog Network, an online community for the legal field.

Husch Blackwell has extensive experience representing a variety of traditional labor and management relations clients, providing strategy and support for the preparation and administration of the collective bargaining process. The firm has successfully guided leading companies in traditional labor arbitrations, negotiations, defense of NLRB allegations, strike preparation and union-prevention campaigns.

Recently, Husch Blackwell’s “strong breadth and depth” in labor and employment earned the firm a prestigious Chambers USA 2012 Band 1 ranking in the Kansas City and St. Louis areas. The firm was saluted for its strength in employee discrimination complaints and lawsuits, executive training, wage and hour issues, and employee benefits. When describing its labor and employment attorneys, clients said, “They are solid, responsive and know our business well.”