Grievance Arbitration


If an employee files a grievance through your union, and you have decided to take the case to arbitration, you may wish to engage outside legal counsel to assist in the arbitration process. Retaining a qualified labor law attorney can assure your union that the union member will be represented by someone dedicated solely to protecting the member’s rights and negotiating a settlement with their best interests in mind.

The attorneys at Tully Rinckey PLLC in Washington, D.C. are experienced in arbitrating a variety of grievances. We aggressively represent unions and their members in arbitration for unfair labor practices, collective bargaining agreement violations, and adverse actions, such as suspensions or removals.

Our attorneys understand the arbitration process from start to finish. Drawing on deep resources and a proven track record, we coordinate all legal aspects of your grievance arbitration:

  • We present relevant evidence and examine and cross-examine witnesses
  • We challenge evidence and testimony submitted by the agency’s attorney
  • We highlight when, where, and how agency management violated the terms of a collective bargaining agreement or federal labor law
  • Prior to an arbitration hearing or decision, we negotiate settlements with the agency in question, giving the aggrieved member an opportunity to determine or influence what damages or corrective actions should be taken, if any
  • In the event of unfavorable arbitrator decisions, we handle appeals to the Federal Labor Relations Authority or to the U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit

If your union’s leadership decides not to file a grievance on a member’s behalf, the member can appeal adverse actions to the Merit System Protection Board (MSPB). Our union attorneys in Washington, D.C. can help with any MSPB appeals.

Our federal sector employment and labor law attorneys are also capable of representing union members in legal matters that might fall outside their union agreement’s grievance procedures or that are handled by other federal entities. These matters include Hatch Act violations and whistleblower retaliation (Office of Special Counsel, OSC), discrimination complaints (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, EEOC), and security clearance denials/revocations (Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals, DOHA).

The attorneys at Tully Rinckey bring a proven track record to any arbitration hearing. We take a personal interest in your union’s grievance matter, making sure the rights of the employee are protected and striving diligently for the outcome you want. We’re ready to help.

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