Thompson Coburn attorneys handle employment matters for a number of public sector employers throughout the United States. We represent public clients in collective bargaining, the development of labor protection agreements, and resolving issues arising out of certification disputes and urban mass transit agreements. The types of labor protection issues involved include interest arbitration, subcontracting, successorship and paratransit operations. The representation often involves providing legal counsel in the negotiation of labor protective terms, impasse resolution and brief submittals to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), and state court proceedings. We have handled labor matters relating to mass transit in Boston, Massachusetts; Salt Lake City, Utah; and Dallas, Texas.