Allison, Slutsky & Kennedy, P.C. concentrates on the representation of unions and their members. We strongly support our union clients in their honorable fight for workplace democracy and improving the working conditions of their members.

The firm has a wide‑ranging labor law practice in the public and private sectors, and in a variety of industries including hospitality, manufacturing, transportation, graphic arts, and education. Our practice includes advising and assisting private and public sector unions in connection with:

  • Collective bargaining.

  • Contract drafting, interpretation and enforcement.

  • Grievance arbitrations and interest arbitrations.

  • Organizing campaigns, corporate campaigns, and neutrality agreements.

  • Handbilling and First Amendment activities.

  • Strikes and picketing.

  • Representation proceedings and unfair labor practice proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the National Mediation Board (NMB), and similar state agencies such as the Illinois Labor Relations Board (ILRB) and Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board (IELRB).

  • Proceedings before other federal and state agencies, such as the EEOC, U.S. Department of Transportation, OSHA, the U.S. Department of Labor, and similar state and local agencies.

  • Litigation in state and federal courts.

  • Internal union and governance issues, including officer elections, internal investigations, and labor-management issues arising out of the union as an employer.

  • Duty of fair representation issues.

  • Government compliance issues.

  • Officer and steward training.

  • Negotiation and administration of collectively‑bargained employee benefit plans.

  • Mergers, acquisitions, asset sales and other business transactions.

  • Bankruptcy proceedings and proceedings to collect unpaid wages and benefits.

  • Airlines & Aviation