Even the best planning cannot eliminate crisis Management and litigation from the labor relations landscape. In some cases management’s best efforts may be insufficient to avoid a difficulty. A company may have purchased labor or employment problems not of its making, severe economic conditions may persist, or a firm may be victimized by an unscrupulous employee or union.
Within the negotiating context, there are times when labor disputes are unavoidable if Management is to retain its essential prerogatives and maintain the proper ratio between labor costs ant total overhead.
In other cases, seasonal business trends may mandate in favor of an employer lockout to avoid a potential untimely and disastrous strike. Whatever the reason for a work stoppage, we provide comprehensive guidance in preparing employers for a strike or lockout and in controlling the situation once a strike has occurred.