Bruce Michael Cross

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Traditional Labor



Whether directly negotiating collective bargaining agreements, developing strike contingency plans or defending unfair labor practice proceedings, Perkins Coie Labor & Employment attorneys provide employers with decades of experience managing traditional labor law issues.  We have been at the bargaining table for some of the largest union employers in the United States and regularly appear before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and in state and federal court on behalf of employers of all sizes.  Our depth of employment litigation experience contributes to cost-effective representation in arbitrations under collective bargaining agreements.

Employer Counsel in a Pro-Union Climate

As the Obama NLRB continues to issue union-friendly decisions, we understand the attendant challenges that employers face in developing and maintaining productive employee relations and economic sustainability. 

Perkins Coie focuses on keeping employers at the forefront of emerging issues in the areas of social media, union organization campaigns and responses to strikes and picketing.  We also serve as effective negotiators of labor agreements. 

When representing employers with established union relationships, Perkins Coie attorneys support these clients' need to balance positive working relationships with union representatives on the one hand with management's ability to operate a successful business on the other - a critical outcome that benefits both our clients and their workforces.