Case Studies

Epstein Becker Green Achieves Victorious Result in Union Election Concerning Security Operations

At an NLRB-conducted election on July 22, 2011, a team of Epstein Becker Green attorneys helped a client, the International Spy Museum in Washington, DC ("Museum"), achieve an important victory — namely, the Museum's security forces voted not to be represented by a new security guards union.

Epstein Becker Green attorneys represented the Museum at the NLRB hearing, where the inclusion of lieutenants on the security force in the proposed bargaining unit was pivotal to the outcome of the election. By a 2-to-1 margin, the security forces voted not to organize.

This is Epstein Becker Green's third straight success representing institutions where a union sought to organize security operations.

The Epstein Becker Green team representing the Museum included Member of the Firm Kara M. Maciel.

Epstein Becker Green Successfully Negotiates Union Agreements on Behalf of Nuclear Generating Station

On May 18, 2013, Epstein Becker Green completed the final step of negotiations on behalf of Southern California Edison for a significantly revamped successor collective bargaining agreement and a reorganization/reduction-in-force effects agreement with the Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA) Local 246, covering the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. Despite taking place under the most difficult of circumstances, including political pressure, regulatory uncertainty, and the significant reduction in force, both agreements were reached without any job action or disruption.

Adam C. Abrahms led Epstein Becker Green's team, which also included Evan Rosen and Lisa M. Watanabe.