Collective Bargaining

Our attorneys have decades of collective bargaining experience

Negotiating a collective bargaining agreement (CBA) with a union can be a challenging task for any business. At Torkildson, Katz, Moore, Hetherington & Harris, Attorneys at Law, we are familiar with the nuances and subtleties of effectively negotiating a CBA. Our attorneys realize the longer your company goes without such an agreement, the greater the likelihood of a disruption to the financial stability and daily operation of your corporation.

Our experienced collective bargaining attorneys have handled many CBA negotiations throughout the State of Hawaii. With a thorough understanding of the National Labor Relations Act and other labor and employment laws, we are comfortable negotiating on behalf of a client, no matter how contentious or drawn out negotiations can become. Over the decades, our firm has built a reputation for successful employer representation in all aspects of union relations.

Protecting Employers' Rights in Collective Bargaining Negotiations

Every detail matters in a collective bargaining agreement. One word or phrase can mean the difference between millions of dollars. These agreements often cover many issues between an employer and employees for a specific period of time, including but not limited to:

  • Hourly wages
  • Annual raises
  • Health care costs
  • Grievance procedures
  • Working conditions
  • Sick time
  • Vacation time

We know how to negotiate such agreements, carefully write and analyze them for any potentially-problematic language. But it takes more than just a smart attorney. It takes an attorney with instincts. Your negotiator must know how to be assertive but not to push too hard and cause a work stoppage which could lead to a charge of an unfair labor practice.

We seek to find common ground but will always make sure to safeguard our clients' best interests. We work with clients as partners, striving to give them a competitive edge.  Companies around the world working in Hawaii rely on us to negotiate on their behalf. Make our legal team your team. We want to help your company succeed.