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Union Disputes and Guidance

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

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 Attorney To Help With Union Issues?

Sometimes, hiring an attorney is the best thing to do once you’ve gathered your evidence and collected your thoughts. A good employment attorney understands the intricacies and challenges of employment law and employee 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 also help your coworkers too; 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 contact the employment attorneys at Emery | Reddy today for a free case consultation. 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 workers’ compensation, we’ve helped win millions of dollars for our clients and change labor laws in Washington for the better. Contact us today!

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