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Labor Law for Merit Shop Contractors
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Topics Covered will Include: 
At this seminar, ABC of Western Washington Chapter’s Labor Counsel,  Matt Lynch, will discuss the difference between top‐down and bottom‐up organizing and the lawful and appropriate employer responses to both. Included will be a discussion of the “ambush election rules” (which President Trump may or may not disturb), employer free speech rights, effective year‐round campaigning, and what good‐faith bargaining entails. The seminar will also cover potential resources for reference materials about the union you suspect may “come knocking.” “Be prepared” is not just a Boy Scout motto—it’s critical to avoid unpleasant union organizing surprises.   

About Matt Lynch: 
Matt Lynch is a shareholder with SEBRIS BUSTO JAMES. Matt represents private and public sector employers in all aspects of labor relations, and has negotiated hundreds of collective bargaining agreements, representing management in grievances and labor arbitrations, and handled many cases in front of the National Labor Relations Board. In addition, Matt is a trusted advisor who assists employers in both day-to-day and strategic employee relations issues, including discipline and discharge, employee leaves, employment agreements, policy development, handbooks, wage, and hour and discrimination. Before joining the firm, Ma􀀃 was the Director of Labor Relations Services and General Counsel for the largest employer association in the Pacific Northwest, having been with that association for over 24 years. He also served as a management trustee on a Taft-Hartley insurance trust. Matt has extensive experience in assisting employers in the healthcare, print and broadcast media, education and non‐profit sectors. Matt is also a member of ABC of Western Washington’s  Legal Action Committee.