Traditional Labor Law, Labor/Management Relations & Collective Bargaining

Overview

Cox, Castle & Nicholson was founded, in part, on its traditional labor law practice, and we continue to represent our clients in a wide variety of union matters, particularly in the construction and real estate industries.

We represent employers and employer associations in union negotiations, individual and area-wide master labor agreement collective bargaining, against unfair labor practice claims, and with respect to jointly-managed employee fringe benefit plans. We advise our clients on agreement interpretation issues and in arbitration of labor disputes and grievances.

We provide ongoing representation for owners, developers, contractors, and contractor trade associations in managing relationships and resolving disputes with individual unions and building trades union councils, including those involving strikes, jobsite violence, picketing, jurisdictional disputes, leafleting, boycotts, corporate responsibility campaigns, demands for card checks and neutrality agreements, and responsible contractor policies.

Given our construction expertise, we are also uniquely knowledgeable in the negotiation and maintenance of project labor agreements for both public and private works of construction, particularly the increasing use of project labor agreements in renewable energy and master planned community developments.

Representative
Matters

Negotiated dozens of project labor agreements on behalf of project owners, including on renewable energy generation construction throughout California.

For over twenty-five years, counseled contractor association collective bargaining committees in negotiating the Master Labor Agreements and various specialty agreements with the Basic Trades.

Represented a contractor in response to union picketing and obtained rare temporary restraining order under California's "little Norris-LaGuardia Act" against mass picketing and use of violence, threats, and intimidation by picketers.

Defended a construction joint venture against union unfair labor practice charges before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) arising from joint venture negotiation of project labor agreement scopes of work.

Attorneys &
Paralegals

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McKenzie, Dwayne Partner Los Angeles 310.284.2279
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Miller, Jr., John S. (Rocky) Partner Los Angeles 310.284.2235
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Noneman, Charles E. Partner Los Angeles 310.284.2236
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