Collective Bargaining

Barnes & Thornburg attorneys have assisted clients with bargaining a number of collective bargaining agreements for employers in a broad range of industries, including:

  • Manufacturing
  • Service
  • Healthcare
  • Transportation
  • Construction
  • The public sector

We also help employers negotiate contracts for special circumstances, such as mid-term sales of unionized facilities, first contracts, post-expiration negotiations and strike resolution. As a result, we understand the intricacies of dealing with and effectively addressing health-care cost containment, retirement issues and competitive wages.

We have experience in the measures needed to protect an employer’s ability to function in a competitive global market. Our lawyers draft contracts describing bidding procedures, layoff/recall rights and grievances in order to streamline the process and allow our client to avoid future misconceptions or ambiguity.