Bill has been practicing labor law for 42 years. He is engaged in the full range of general labor and employment representation on behalf of employers, particularly those in manufacturing and the construction industry, with an emphasis on matters concerning the National Labor Relations Act and its administration by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). In the construction industry he represents several multiemployer bargaining associations, as well as both general and specialty contractors.
During his career, he has litigated numerous unfair labor practice, representation, and arbitration cases, and also has counseled employers in union organizing campaigns, bargaining unit determinations and election procedures, lockouts, strikes and employer responses thereto, secondary boycotts, recognitional picketing, handbilling, bannering and other forms of union economic self-help, injunction and damage actions, drug and alcohol testing, and collective bargaining. In addition, he has advised employers with respect to plant closings, plant relocations, subcontracting, sales and acquisitions, neutrality and recognition agreements, and has substantial experience in negotiations with various labor organizations involving these issues, as well as the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements in manufacturing, public utilities, construction, higher education, and the performing arts. He has also advised clients involving various issues arising under the Railway Labor Act. Bill also advises employers on a broad range of employment issues involving discrimination, wrongful discharge, employment agreements, and personnel policies.
In addition to his work in the labor and employment field, Bill counsels employers concerning the hiring, antidiscrimination and verification provisions of U.S. immigration law, and issues relating to undocumented workers.
Bill is an ongoing contributor to The Developing Labor Law, the definitive treatise on the law under the National Labor Relations Act. He has been a guest lecturer at Carnegie Mellon University School of Industrial Management, Pennsylvania State University, and is a frequent presenter for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute where he serves as a course planner for PBI's Labor Law Symposium. He has presented six major symposium papers to the Associated General Contractors National Construction Labor Law Symposium held annually in Washington, D.C.