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Union Disputes and Guidance

If you are organizing a Washington State workplace union or are involved in collective bargaining, contact an experienced employment attorney at Emery | Reddy, PLLC for experienced counsel and guidance on union issues.

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For employees who belong to a union or work in a job category made up of union members, the workplace will be governed by a union contract (generally known as a Collective Bargaining Agreement). This contract usually regulates wages, work schedules, job duties, benefits, and other employment issues such as termination.

Many union contracts greatly benefit workers; however, unions sometimes fail to enforce the Collective Bargaining Agreement on behalf of their members or discriminate against individual members. If you are experiencing union issues or are involved in a union-related dispute, you may also wish to contact the National Labor Relations Board. This Federal agency administers the National Labor Relations Act, the principle law governing relations between private-sector employers and unions.

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Do You Need An Employment Attorney To Help With Union Issues?

Hiring an experienced employment law attorney is the best thing to do once you’ve gathered your evidence and collected your thoughts. A good employment law attorney understands the intricacies and challenges of employment law and worker’s rights and will help you hold your employer accountable and advocate for a positive outcome.

When you hire an attorney to review your case, they’ll look at every aspect and determine which laws are being broken. Hiring an attorney can help your coworkers as well—if a company is violating the rights of one employee, they’re most likely violating the rights of your coworkers too.

You may think that hiring an employment attorney is a drastic step, but your rights are important. If you are undocumented, speak another language, or have a criminal background, you may feel even less inclined to hire an attorney, but please know that your status or record has no bearing on your worth as a human being and doesn’t exclude you from having rights.

If you are experiencing union issues, please call the legal team at Emery | Reddy today for a free case review. Our legal team will help you determine if you have a case or need more evidence, help you learn more about your rights, and understand what your options are. With over twenty years of experience in employment law and L&I workers’ compensation, we’ve helped win millions of dollars for our clients and change labor laws in Washington State for the better.

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Workers’ Rights 

As a Washington State employee, you are entitled to several protections and benefits under state and federal laws.

Document Review

A document review is a comprehensive consultation and analysis of your document’s legal language, context, and impact on your worker’s rights as an employee of Washington State.

Wrongful Termination

If you believe you are a victim of wrongful termination, you need an aggressive and experienced legal team to fight for the justice you deserve.

Meet The Team

The Seattle employment law attorneys at Emery | Reddy, PLLC are passionate about helping workers with employment law issues and L&I claims. We Help Workers®: it’s our motto and what drives us every day.

We know how companies think, and we understand the tactics they use. Our workplace discrimination attorneys use that knowledge coupled with over two decades of experience to help our clients get access to the L&I benefits to which they are legally entitled and hold employers accountable when they break the law.

If you’re struggling with an employment law issue, injury, or L&I claim, please call us and see how Emery | Reddy can help you today.

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Timothy W. Emery

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Patrick B. Reddy

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Karolina S. Arthur

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Paul Cipriani, Jr.

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