Our union has a working relationship with Rod Tanner that began in 1983. He has been our choice of Labor and Employment attorneys exclusively since the late 1980s. Our trust and confidence in Rod is implicit when it comes to matters concerning labor unions, employees, and employers, including general advice relating to labor law, collective bargaining, internal matters, union elections, cases before the NLRB, discipline cases, EEO cases, and the many other complex legal and regulatory requirements encountered in the workplace environment or working matters of the union. He is our main source for keeping current on information or changes related to such matters. He is driven by his complete dedication to the cause of working women and men. His work ethic is impeccable. He has successfully represented our members and our union in arbitration, mediation, and state and federal litigation. His common sense approach to these matters is most helpful in educating our union leadership and members and has helped us avoid future conflict or legal jeopardy as well as the associated expenses. He is an excellent negotiator. He is both passionate about the cause of working people and is compassionate about their individual cases. He has represented individual employees in matters outside the scope of our collective bargaining agreement. His knowledge and experience is vast and that knowledge is a natural economy for us, as he doesn't usually spend a lot of time researching our concerns/questions. He is fearless in representing the rights of the union and its employees' concerns with even the largest of employers. Rod is approachable and very down to earth. He is honest and speaks the plain truth. He cares and he gets it!
Rod is not just the only Labor and Employment attorney we use in our union's cause or business, he is the only attorney I will recommend for such matters