Labor Relations & Bargaining


McMahon Berger advises employers concerning the interpretation and administration of labor union contracts, grievances, employee welfare, healthcare benefits, and pensions.

Our firm includes a former Board Member of the National Labor Relations Board and former NLRB trial attorneys. We draw upon a vast knowledge of economics, wages and benefits, labor law, and employment law to offer sound guidance to our clients.


The attorneys at McMahon Berger have negotiated and assisted employers and associations with initial contracts, re-openers, and renegotiations for over 60 years.

Collective bargaining in the private sector involves an employer or association engaging in labor negotiations with a union. Negotiations may involve wages, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment.

This process requires each party to comply with the National Labor Relations Act. That includes a legal obligation to bargain in good faith and not ignore presumptively relevant requests for information.

Employers must also understand the differences between mandatory subjects of bargaining, permissive subject of bargaining, and illegal subjects of bargaining.


McMahon Berger zealously represents private and public sector employers in all aspects of labor relations.

Our attorneys assist clients with labor grievance and arbitration proceedings, collective bargaining, strikes, and picketing. We also work on purchases and sales, and force reductions or reorganizations.

We also defend employers before the National Labor Relations Board, the Department of Labor, state labor boards, and state and federal courts.

Labor Law

Advocacy before arbitrators, mediators, labor boards, agencies, and state and federal courts.


Vigorous pursuit of the best possible solution for each individual client.


Uncovering the facts needed to resolve employment and labor issues.

Nonprofit Counseling

Legal assistance with labor and employment matters for nonprofit organizations.