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McAfee & Taft has extensive experience representing employers in all areas of traditional labor law. In addition to analyzing, drafting and negotiating agreements with labor unions in the private sector, we also have an extensive practice in representing municipalities in all areas of labor law, including negotiation of collective bargaining agreements with police and firefighter labor organizations, and in labor matters involving non-uniformed employees. We routinely counsel private and public employers on discipline and discharge grievances, arbitrate such claims, and handle related litigation. We are experienced in strike-related labor disputes, including striker replacement and labor violence, and are extensively involved in defending unfair labor practice claims before the National Labor Relations Board.

Our lawyers also have years of expertise in counseling and training clients in all aspects of union avoidance, including personnel management plans and on-site training for management. Group members also assist clients in union organizing campaigns, in handling union elections, with decertification issues, and with other representational issues.

For more details on some of our labor-related areas of expertise, please select from one or more of the following links:

 
Arbitration

McAfee & Taft represents private and public employers in all arbitration-related areas under collective bargaining agreements. This representation includes reviewing, drafting and negotiating arbitration provisions; counseling employers on grievance and arbitration issues; defending arbitration claims; and handling related litigation, such as union actions to vacate arbitration awards.

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Collective Bargaining and Negotiations

We have extensive experience in drafting, interpreting and negotiating complex collective bargaining agreements on behalf of both private and public employers, including extensive representation of municipalities in negotiating collective bargaining agreements with police and firefighter labor organizations. We also counsel employers on the scope of labor agreements, and the extent of an employer’s right to act unilaterally in the union workplace without violating federal labor law.

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National Labor Relations Board

Our attorneys have extensive experience in proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board and state labor relations agencies, including unfair labor practice litigation, decertification cases and bargaining unit issues. McAfee & Taft enjoys a well-deserved reputation for the excellence of their Labor Board briefs and the quality of their litigation skills.

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Organizing Drives and Elections

McAfee & Taft counsels employers on lawful and prudent responses during union organizing campaigns and elections, including on-site management training. We also routinely advise employers on lawful union avoidance and pending labor legislation. This area of practice includes representational issues involving the National Labor Relations Act, as well as similar statutes covering governmental employees.

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Unfair Labor Practices

Our attorneys counsel employers on all types of unfair labor practices issues and have extensive experience in litigating unfair labor practice claims before the National Labor Relations Board.

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Elizabeth Bowersox
Shareholder
(405) 270-6019
Courtney Bru
Shareholder
(918) 574-3052
Philip R. Bruce
Shareholder
(405) 552-2390
Todd Court
Shareholder
(405) 552-2330
Jacob S. Crawford
Associate
(918) 574-3014
Roberta B. Fields
Shareholder
(405) 552-2366
Paige Hoster Good
Associate
(405) 552-2340
Harrison M. Kosmider
Associate
(918) 574-3038
Alyssa N. Lankford
Associate
(405) 552-2310
Russell C. Lissuzzo III
Associate
(405) 270-6084
Samanthia Sierakowski Marshall
Of Counsel
(918) 574-3009
Kathy R. Neal
Attorney
(918) 574-3020
Charles S. Plumb
Shareholder
(918) 574-3003
Anna C. Proctor
Associate
(918) 574-3053
Tony G. Puckett
Shareholder
(405) 552-2251
Natalie K. Ramsey
Shareholder
(405) 552-2325
Paul A. Ross
Shareholder, Practice Group Leader
(405) 552-2383
Kristin M. Simpsen
Shareholder
(405) 552-2395
Joshua W. Solberg
Shareholder
(405) 552-2246
W. Kirk Turner
Shareholder
(918) 574-3008
Nathan L. Whatley
Shareholder
(405) 552-2365
Elizabeth Scott Wood
Of Counsel
(405) 552-2270
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