Union Organizing Drives

Labor and Employment

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Stevens & Lee has significant experience in all aspects of union organizing drives, ranging from pre-petition counseling and training to representation hearings, organizing campaigns and election challenges. We have been very successful in handling certification and decertification election campaigns without incurring unfair labor practice charge liability. We take an aggressive approach at the first sign of union activity, frequently helping clients stop union organizing campaigns before the union even files a petition for a representation election. We work with our clients’ supervisors to ensure a minimum of disruption to operations and to guard against any basis for unfair labor practice charges and, where appropriate, we have partnered with experienced and qualified labor relations advisors who can speak directly to the employees to maximize value for our clients.

Examples of our work include:

  • In response to orchestrated union efforts in two 2,000-employee bargaining units, including union door-to-door canvassing of employees, we were successful in preventing unions from filing petitions for representation
  • Over 90% success rate in handling hundreds of organizational drives for management
  • Represented companies throughout the eastern United States, including campaigns in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Maine, Maryland, Delaware, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina
  • Prevailed in union campaigns against numerous Teamsters locals, as well as locals from the Electrical Workers, United Food and Commercial Workers, Machinists, Steelworkers, Ironworkers, Mine Workers, Auto Workers, Service Employees, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Pennsylvania State Employees Association and Pennsylvania Federation of Teachers

Jacob E. Ballarotto

Associate

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Princeton: 609.243.6438

G. Thompson Bell, III

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Reading: 610.478.2203

R. Michael Carr

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Allentown: 610.997.5069

Megan M. Christensen

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Princeton: 609.987.5330

Zachary R. Davis

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Philadelphia: 215.751.2874

Danielle M. Dwyer

Associate

dmdw@stevenslee.com

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Philadelphia: 215.751.1242

Jennifer Anne Ermilio

Of Counsel

jae@stevenslee.com

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Valley Forge: 610.205.6044

Susan R. Friedman

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srf@stevenslee.com

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Lancaster: 717.399.6625

Joseph P. Hofmann

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jph@stevenslee.com

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Lancaster: 717.399.6643

Harry A. Horwitz

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hah@stevenslee.com

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Philadelphia: 215.751.1952

Princeton: 609.243.6432

Kenneth D. Kleinman

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Philadelphia: 215.751.1946

E. David Krulewicz

Associate

edk@stevenslee.com

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Princeton: 609.243.6430

Brad M. Kushner

Associate

bmk@stevenslee.com

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Philadelphia: 215.751.1949

Paul R. Lewis

Counsel

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Valley Forge: 610.205.6047

Thomas B. Lewis

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tbl@stevenslee.com

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Princeton: 609.987.5335

James B. Longacre

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Reading: 610.478.2293

Gary D. Melchionni

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Lancaster: 717.399.6628

Bradley L. Mitchell

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Princeton: 609.987.6680

New York: 646.254.6385

Larry J. Rappoport

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ljr@stevenslee.com

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Philadelphia: 215.496.3839

Frank C. Sabatino

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fcs@stevenslee.com

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Philadelphia: 215.751.2884

Lisa M. Scidurlo

Shareholder

lmsc@stevenslee.com

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Valley Forge: 610.205.6042

Jonathan A. Scobie

Associate

jasc@stevenslee.com

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Princeton: 609.987.6656

Michael G. Tierce

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mgt@stevenslee.com

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Philadelphia: 215.751.2865

Theresa M. Zechman

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tmz@stevenslee.com

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Lancaster: 717.399.6644

Jeffrey M. Zimskind

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jmz@stevenslee.com

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Allentown: 610.997.5068

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