Collective Bargaining

Butzel Longs labor attorneys have strategized and negotiated a myriad of collective bargaining agreements for public and private sector employers and multi-employer associations. We have extensive experience with representational campaigns and elections unfair labor practice charges and strikes, including injunctions in both state and federal courts that are designed to end unlawful strikes or picketing.

We are spokespersons at the bargaining table, and we advise our clients behind-the-scenes. Our team has successfully critiqued union proposals and drafted employer proposals. Our first priority is our client, and we ensure that the negotiated agreement meets its needs.

  • Represented City of Detroit in union negotiations to avoid appointment of an emergency financial manager
  • Represented a large state university in connection with professor's denial of tenure asserting a breach in the operating collective bargaining agreement
  • Represented higher education clients in negotiation of collective bargaining agreements for full time faculty; adjunct faculty and administrators.