David Kern practices in the area of labor and employment law and chairs the section’s National Labor Relations Act Team. His practice includes an emphasis on discrimination litigation, employer counseling and collective bargaining, and client representation in state and federal courts and before the Wisconsin Equal Rights Division, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the National Labor Relations Board and other state and federal agencies. Mr. Kern’s recent experience includes:
- Successful negotiation of a multi-year labor agreement for a large defense contractor in Wisconsin.
Representation of a large utility in a National Labor Relations Board proceeding, in which it was determined that a number of employees were supervisors and therefore ineligible to organize under the National Labor Relations Act.
Successful negotiation of a collective bargaining agreement containing significant concessions, which was a condition of the purchase of a manufacturing facility in Illinois.
Successful defense of a federal court action by a union seeking to compel grievance arbitration of disputes under an employer's retirement plan.
Successful representation of a multistate employer in connection with two union decertification elections at its Illinois and Wisconsin facilities.