Collective bargaining involves negotiation between employers and employees through an exclusive representative—an association or union. These negotiations between employers and associations/unions often focus on contentious matters such as working conditions, hours, wages, and other terms and conditions of employment. McGown & Markling attorneys have successfully negotiated collective bargaining agreements on behalf of employers with a diverse range of associations and unions. We understand the complex issues at stake for both parties.
Our experienced attorneys endeavor to reach an amicable resolution between employers and employees through direct traditional representation, interest-based, or other less traditional forms of negotiations.
McGown & Markling’s ultimate goal during collective bargaining negotiations is to reach a successful outcome that avoids labor unrest. When we negotiate a contract, we walk away with an agreement that is fair and satisfactory to both the employer and the employees. The employer and employees should continue a productive relationship without future labor-employment disputes. However, should such disputes arise, we assist employers in any contract administration or language interpretation issues which may arise.
Managing Director Matt Markling is among the less than one percent of Ohio attorneys who have earned the prestigious distinction of being named an Ohio State Bar Association Certified Specialist in Labor and Employment Law.