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On behalf of a communications company with locations in all states and Puerto Rico, coordinated and conducted labor negotiations, with an attained goal of obtaining consistent labor contracts which maintained maximum management rights and efficiencies. Over a 15 year period, oversaw the decertification of over 50 collective bargaining units.
 
Successfully defended a company with locations in 40 states against over 100 union organizing drives over a 10 year period. In the only 2 locations where the union was successful, both were decertified within 2 years.
 
Acted as chief spokesperson in labor negotiations for a major entertainment company throughout the nation. Over a 17 year period, was successful in reducing the total number of collective bargaining agreements from over 60 to 2.
 
Represented a high-profile company in an investigation by the Department of Labor into the Company’s classification of many workers as “independent contractors”. BB&P was successful in convincing the DOL that all such classified workers were, in fact independent contractors and not employees.
 
Acting as chief spokesperson in labor negotiations for another large entertainment company, our attorneys were able, in every negotiations, to reduce the overall costs of labor covered by the relevant collective bargaining agreements.
 
Worked with a company with locations throughout the united states in targeting offices which were most likely to be susceptible to union organizing attempts. Conducted in-depth risk analyses at these locations and developed a strategy to successfully maintain union-free status.
 
Successfully defended a company undergoing a state-wide union organizing attempt. Of the six NLRB petitions that progressed to a government supervised election in one year, all six elections were won by the Company.
 
Represented another company undergoing a state-wide union organizing attempt in the same mid-western state. After 15 months, the union was not successful in gaining enough support in a single location to file an election petition with the NLRB and, eventually walked away.
 
After a nation-wide communications company entered into a “neutrality” agreement with two unions, we trained managers and supervisors throughout the country on how to comply with that agreement and still effectively manage the business.
 
Successfully defended employers before the EEOC and various state and local human rights agencies against charges of sexual harassment, race discrimination, sex discrimination, age discrimination and handicap discrimination.
 
For a large entertainment company with locations throughout the United States, prepared an in-depth survey of all state child labor laws affecting the Company. In addition, prepared a survey of all relevant state overtime pay laws.
 
Conducted due diligence for large communications company. During a 10 year period, we reviewed and analyzed dozens of labor agreements of various size companies that were being acquired by our client.
 
On behalf of another large nation-wide communications company, periodically conducted union-avoidance training for managers and supervisors.