Representing Employers In Union Grievances
Gordon L. Osaka, P.C., represents employers in Oregon and across the United States in a variety of labor law matters. Most labor law issues we handle involve collective bargaining provisions in union contracts and just cause grievances.
The principal purpose of labor unions is to protect employee rights. For example, if an employer fails to pay health or welfare benefits, or fires an employee for unjust causes, the union has a right to file a grievance on the employee’s behalf. At the same time, employers have the right to defend themselves against these allegations.
We have more than 40 years of experience defending employers against just cause grievances and in collective bargaining disputes. You can be confident in our ability to protect your business. Contact us today to discuss your labor issue with experienced employment law attorney Gordon L. Osaka.
Collective Bargaining Defense
If an employer hires union members, the employer is required to pay health and welfare benefits to trust funds. The employer faces significant penalties for any failure to comply. At the law office of Gordon L. Osaka, P.C., we know how to prepare a strong defense against these rather serious allegations.
The Factors That Lead Just Cause
In general, grievances result from baseless suspicions that an employer terminated a union member without just cause. These allegations include union activity, discrimination, retaliation for whistleblowing or complaining of an unsafe workplace.
From the moment you retain our services, we will begin to determine whether the accusation is justified. We will aggressively represent you at every stage of the process and work to get the matter resolved in an efficient and cost-effective manner.