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In brief

Labor unions seem to be having a resurgence after being on the decline for many years. Employers are concerned with this shift, and are wondering what they can do to within the bounds of the law to keep a direct relationship with their workforce.

In this Quick Chat video, our Labor & Employment lawyers discuss the current labor union landscape, what’s causing this wave of union activity, and some steps employers can take to get out in front of the escalation in union organization.

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Speakers: William (Bill) DuganJoseph (JT) CharronRemy Snead

Our US Labor Unions Capabilities

We advise unionized and union-free companies on compliance with all US labor laws and counsel clients on effective hiring procedures, employee resolution processes, wage and benefit packages, leave management, terminations, and other terms and conditions of employment.

Read more about our expertise and how we can help in Baker McKenzie’s US Labor Unions Capabilities Brochure.

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William (Bill) Dugan is a partner in Baker McKenzie’s Employment and Compensation Practice Group, residing in Chicago and New York, chair of the US Disputes Employment Group, co-chair of the North American Employment Disputes Group, and a member of the Steering Committee for the North American Employment and Compensation Practice. Bill has been recognized as a leader in labor and employment law by Chambers, he has been repeatedly recognized for his superior litigation defense in Super Lawyers, and Legal 500 has stated that Bill is a “master in the art of defending corporations in litigation.” Bill represents management in complex litigation in federal and state courts and other tribunals throughout the United States, including trade secret and restrictive covenant matters, class and collective actions, and labor arbitrations. Bill also counsels employers on a wide range of Labor and Employment issues.


JT Charron is an associate in Baker McKenzie's Chicago office and a member of the Firm’s Employment and Compensation Practice Group. Prior to joining the Firm, JT was an associate attorney with other leading law firms. Additionally, in 2015 JT advocated for disadvantaged children’s educational rights and interests at the Legal Services of Eastern Missouri's Children’s Legal Alliance and worked as Student Clinician at the Boesche Legal Clinic’s Immigrants Rights Project in 2014, where he represented refugees seeking asylum in the US.


Remy Snead is an associate in the Employment & Compensation Practice Group in Baker McKenzie's Chicago office. Prior to joining the Firm, Remy worked as an associate at a well-known global law firm which focuses exclusively on labor and employment law.