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Avoiding Unfair Labor Practices in Union Negotiations & Communications

Avoiding Unfair Labor Practices in Union Negotiations & Communications

with Erin Jacobson

Originally Held Virtually, September 12, 2023


Employers with a unionized workforce are under heightened scrutiny by employees, union representatives, and the National Labor Relations Board. Some employers may even feel that their hands are tied in their communications with employees because their workers are represented by a union. Understanding the rights of both management and the union will help executive directors, managers, and supervisors to maintain effective employee and labor relations while avoiding unfair labor practices. This webinar helps leaders effectively and efficiently manage their union employees while complying with both the contract and the law and maintaining positive labor relations.


Topics covered include:

  • The National Labor Relations Act – Labor Law 101
  • Unfair labor practices by definition and in practice
  • The collective bargaining agreement vs. employer policies
  • The just cause standard, Weingarten rights, and other common issues facing union employers


This webinar was presented by Erin Jacobson, Director of Legal & HR Advice for Archbright. Erin manages Archbright’s team of Attorneys and HR Advisors, as well as provides advice and counsel to members on complex employment law and labor relations issues. Prior to joining Archbright in 2016, Erin held the role of Assistant City Attorney with the City of Spokane since 2009, serving as chief negotiator with the City’s seven labor unions; advising the City on labor and employment practices and policies; and representing the City in labor arbitrations, PERC hearings, and other labor-related disputes. She earned her Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. and was admitted to the Washington Bar in 2001, the Idaho Bar in 2016, and the Oregon Bar in 2018.



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September 12th, 2023 2:00 PM
United States
Event Fee(s)
MIE Subscribers $100.00
Non-subscribers $150.00
Group Discount (MIE Subscribers only) Rate: 5 or more registrants, each $75.00