Labor Law


Plunkett Cooney's Labor & Employment Law Practice Group features the talents of attorneys who work exclusively in the area of traditional labor law. Their practice focuses on both private and public sector clients, including corporations, municipalities, academic institutions, public health care providers and quasi-governmental entities.

Specifically, our attorneys represent employers in collective bargaining, representational  campaigns and elections, unfair labor practice disputes, grievance proceedings, strikes, arbitrations, wage and hour matters, as well as pension and benefits issues.

In the area of traditional labor law, our attorneys represent employers before administrative agencies, including the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and the Michigan Equal Employment Relations Commission (MERC). Plunkett Cooney’s attorneys have also practiced under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), the Public Employers Relations Act (PERA) and the Railway Labor Act (RLA).

Our track record in traditional labor law, including negotiation and dispute resolution, has allowed the firm and its attorneys to garner the respect of unions and their representatives. These longstanding relationships allow our clients to achieve creative and quality results.

Plunkett Cooney attorneys have successfully negotiated numerous collective bargaining agreements with such unions as the United Auto Workers (UAW), International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE), American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), International Brotherhood of Teamsters, United Steelworkers of America, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), Professional Organization of Librarians, Association of Professional Librarians, Fraternal Order of Police, Command Officers Association of Michigan, Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights, and numerous other skilled trades unions.

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