Industrial labor unions are responsible for representing employees in a wide range of settings, and The Previant Law Firm, S.C. has equally vast experience in representing unions and their members in all of those settings. We have experience in advising unions on organizing, including in representation proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board and in concerted activity (such as strikes and picketing). We have advised unions on voluntary recognition agreements and in card check agreements. After organizing, we help in collective bargaining, contract enforcement, and litigation to protect the rights of unions and workers. Whether it is in arbitration, before the Board, or before the Courts, we have the experience necessary to represent the interests of industrial unions and their members.
International Brotherhood of Teamsters
The Previant Law Firm, S.C. has a historic relationship with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. The firm is named after David Previant, who was counsel to James R. Hoffa and became general counsel to the Teamsters for more than 30 years.
During its long affiliation with the Teamsters, we have represented the Teamsters in nearly every kind of forum. We have guided Teamster leaders in collective bargaining, grievances, contract disputes, and internal union matters. We have represented Teamsters in arbitration, before the National Labor Relations Board, and before other state and federal agencies. We have litigated on behalf of Teamsters in state and federal courts, including appellate courts and the U.S. Supreme Court.
The Previant Law Firm, S.C. has represented every level of the Teamsters organization. This includes not only Local Unions and their officers, but also Joint Councils, Trade Divisions, Conferences, and the International Union itself.
Our affiliations lawyers have represented Teamsters in both the private and public sectors, and in nearly every conceivable industry — everyone from drivers in the freight and construction industries, to pilots, flight attendants, aircraft mechanics, and other airline industry workers, to public employees in highway departments and police officers, nurses and healthcare workers, bread and bakery workers, dairy and food-processing workers, factory workers, and many others. Virtually every kind of worker represented by the Teamsters has been represented at one time or another by The Previant Law Firm.
Building and Construction Trades
Our firm has a long history of representing unions in the building and construction trades. We have vast experience in dealing with issues particular to the construction industry, including issues relating to agreements under §8(f) of the National Labor Relations Act, project labor agreements, issues relating to apprenticeships and journeymen, bannering and area standards picketing, and virtually every other issue facing the skilled trades. We have assisted unions in a wide variety of collective bargaining negotiations, in labor arbitrations, defending injunctions, and in other litigation. Our attorneys are skilled at representing unions that fight for working men and women in the construction industry.