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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.

 

Publications

A victory for attorney-client confidentiality: DOL takes formal steps to rescind controversial persuader regulation

Missouri to join Right to Work ranks: Is the fight over or just warming up?

Texas overtime ruling directly affects California employers

U.S. Department of Labor issues final rule updating overtime regulations

National Labor Relations Board tosses more than 30 years of precedent in joint employer inquiry – other agencies to follow?

NLRB wishes employers a not-so-happy new year - Issues new election rules and overrules register guard

Time crunch: OSHA shortens reporting deadlines for workplace injuries

What does the Noel Canning decision mean for you?

Fifth Circuit overturns NLRB decision on class and collective action waivers

Illinois employers face decision as appellate court limits offer of at-will employment as consideration for competition restrictions

NLRB posting requirement struck down by court; federal contractors still on the hook

Federal district court rules NLRB too “quick” in voting

NLRB posting requirement upheld by court

NLRB mandates posting notice of employee rights

Blog Posts

NLRB issues two key decisions affecting higher ed

TCLE

Traffic Ahead: California Employment Law Update

Caught in the Middle: NLRB Organizing Issues

Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6496

A partner in the Labor and Employment practice area, Hope's extensive labor and employment practice is bolstered by her experiences as an in-house attorney for more than ...

A partner in the Labor and Employment practice area, Hope's extensive labor...

Hope Abramov
Partner
Washington, D.C.
202 585 6928

Over the past 30 years, Tony has been a legal advisor to many of the nation's largest transit systems.

Over the past 30 years, Tony has been a legal advisor to many of the nation...

Tony Anderson
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2218

Mike represents management clients in a wide variety of labor and employment matters and related litigation.

Mike represents management clients in a wide variety of labor and employmen...

Mike Duffee
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6433

Cliff is a nationally recognized labor and employment attorney who advises executives and HR leaders on all aspects of employment litigation and labor disputes.

Cliff is a nationally recognized labor and employment attorney who advises ...

Cliff Godiner
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6095

Chuck is a creative and highly efficient employment litigator and advisor to private and public sector employers across a wide spectrum of industries.

Chuck is a creative and highly efficient employment litigator and advisor t...

Chuck Poplstein
Associate
St. Louis
314 552 6577

Cody represents employers spanning several industries in various aspects of employment litigation and labor law.

Cody represents employers spanning several industries in various aspects of...

Cody Reinberg
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6432

Tim provides practical, in-depth counsel to management during two of the most critical junctures in the employer-employee relationship: union organizing and employee term...

Tim provides practical, in-depth counsel to management during two of the mo...

Tim Sarsfield
Partner
Los Angeles
310 282 9412

Art represents employers in high-stakes employment litigation and labor relations matters.

Art represents employers in high-stakes employment litigation and labor rel...

Art Silbergeld
Partner
Washington, D.C.
202 585 6924

Jane serves as counsel to transit agencies across the country on a range of issues from funding to project development to procurement.

Jane serves as counsel to transit agencies across the country on a range of...

Jane Sutter Starke
Partner
Washington, D.C.
202 585 6925

Kent is Chair of the firm's Public Transit group.

Kent is Chair of the firm's Public Transit group.

Kent Woodman