Public sector collective bargaining

Public-sector employers face unique challenges, including civil service obligations, specialized obligations related to union organizing attempts and collective bargaining, duties under the Ohio Public Records law and State Employment Relations Board investigations. Porter Wright works with clients to manage labor and employment issues so they can focus on best serving the public.

Our attorneys are experienced with the statutory, regulatory, political and public relations concerns of public employers. We help those employers successfully address issues such as:

  • Union organizing, unfair labor practice and contract dispute resolution issues
  • Labor contracts
  • Grievance and arbitration proceedings
  • Public records request responses
  • Civil service appeals and compliance