Collective Bargaining

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One of the mainstays of our traditional labor practice is representing both public and private sector employers in collective bargaining negotiations – literally hundreds of employers and thousands of negotiations. We also represent employers in labor arbitrations and in proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board. Our clients range from small family-owned businesses to multi-billion dollar publicly traded companies and from single-digit bargaining units to those encompassing several thousand employees.

Stevens & Lee strives to achieve our clients’ goals in each negotiation, whether it involves a first contract, significant concessions from unions, transitioning pension plans, work relocation or the closing of a facility during the term of a contract. We adapt our approach to any negotiation with our client’s style of labor relations, whether assertive or cooperative and interest-based.

Through our extensive experience, we have dealt with virtually every large international union and their various locals, as well as with non-AFL independent unions, and have particular experience with the Steelworkers, Electrical Workers, Teamsters, Food and Commercial Workers, Service Employees, Unite Here, Machinists, AFSCME, Auto Workers and Building Trades unions.

Among our most notable negotiations are:

  • Achieving $300 million to $500 million in concessions for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania while serving as its special labor relations counsel for eight years
  • Successfully negotiating – on behalf of 90 major office buildings in Philadelphia – a series of contracts with the SEIU covering several thousand janitorial and maintenance employees, achieving significantly better deals than other large cities
  • Negotiating the relocation of several facilities in the middle of contracts without incurring significant costs and avoiding union representation at the new locations
  • In the public sector, regularly achieving lower cost contracts and less restrictive work rules
Ballarotto_Jacob

Jacob E. Ballarotto

Associate

jeb@stevenslee.com

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Princeton: 609.243.6438

Bell_Tom

G. Thompson Bell, III

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Reading: 610.478.2203

Carr_Mike

R. Michael Carr

rmc@stevenslee.com

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Allentown: 610.997.5069

Christensen_Megan

Megan M. Christensen

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mmc@stevenslee.com

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Princeton: 609.987.5330

Davis_Zachary

Zachary R. Davis

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Philadelphia: 215.751.2874

Dwyer_Danielle

Danielle M. Dwyer

Associate

dmdw@stevenslee.com

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Philadelphia: 215.751.1242

Ermilio_Jennifer

Jennifer Anne Ermilio

Of Counsel

jae@stevenslee.com

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Valley Forge: 610.205.6044

Friedman_Susan

Susan R. Friedman

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srf@stevenslee.com

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Lancaster: 717.399.6625

Hofmann_Joseph

Joseph P. Hofmann

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jph@stevenslee.com

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Lancaster: 717.399.6643

Horwitz_Harry

Harry A. Horwitz

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hah@stevenslee.com

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Philadelphia: 215.751.1952

Princeton: 609.243.6432

Kleinman_Ken

Kenneth D. Kleinman

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kdk@stevenslee.com

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Philadelphia: 215.751.1946

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E. David Krulewicz

Associate

edk@stevenslee.com

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Princeton: 609.243.6430

Kushner_Brad

Brad M. Kushner

Associate

bmk@stevenslee.com

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Philadelphia: 215.751.1949

Lewis_Paul

Paul R. Lewis

Counsel

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Valley Forge: 610.205.6047

Lewis_Tom

Thomas B. Lewis

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tbl@stevenslee.com

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Princeton: 609.987.5335

Longacre_Jim

James B. Longacre

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jbl@stevenslee.com

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Reading: 610.478.2293

Melchionni_Gary

Gary D. Melchionni

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gdm@stevenslee.com

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Lancaster: 717.399.6628

Mitchell_Brad

Bradley L. Mitchell

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blm@stevenslee.com

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Princeton: 609.987.6680

New York: 646.254.6385

Payne_Bill

William J. Payne

Counsel

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Valley Forge: 610.205.6041

Rappoport_Larry

Larry J. Rappoport

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ljr@stevenslee.com

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Philadelphia: 215.496.3839

Sabatino_Frank

Frank C. Sabatino

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fcs@stevenslee.com

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Philadelphia: 215.751.2884

Scidurlo_Lisa

Lisa M. Scidurlo

Shareholder

lmsc@stevenslee.com

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Valley Forge: 610.205.6042

Scobie_Jonathan

Jonathan A. Scobie

Associate

jasc@stevenslee.com

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Princeton: 609.987.6656

Tierce_Mike

Michael G. Tierce

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mgt@stevenslee.com

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Philadelphia: 215.751.2865

Zechman_Theresa

Theresa M. Zechman

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tmz@stevenslee.com

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Lancaster: 717.399.6644

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Jeffrey M. Zimskind

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jmz@stevenslee.com

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Allentown: 610.997.5068

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