D. Scott Watson

Success Stories

Managing Labor Disputes

Quarles & Brady represented a large international parcel carrier in a post-strike action against a union that didn’t strike, yet its members harassed the picket lines and filed for unemployment. Using the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) at issue, We showed that the union based its action on the “struck goods” provision of the CBA and therefore its members were not entitled to unemployment benefits.

Interpreting the Collective Bargaining Agreement

Quarles & Brady represented a unionized employer in a Section 301 action brought by 13 senior drivers against the company and the union. The drivers claimed that recent changes to their bumping rights in the collective bargaining agreement were improper. Working with the union attorney, we positioned the case for summary judgment, which was won on all counts.