Labor and Employment Relations

Labor and Employment Relations


The Firm has over 30 years of experience in representing public and private sector clients in labor and employment disputes in the Port Huron area.

Our Firm’s Labor and Employment Relations Work Group is headed by Gary Fletcher and Todd Shoudy. The Firm’s representation ranges from the development of negotiating strategy to the arbitration of disputes. In our experience, successful negotiation of labor agreements begins with a clear understanding of the client’s situation and objectives. Accordingly, we treat strategy planning and progress meetings as critical aspects to the development of any successful agreement.

Fletcher Fealko Shoudy & Francis has negotiated over 50 complex collective bargaining agreements and successfully handling approximately 100 labor arbitration cases in the Port Huron Area, including many discharge or discipline cases. We have extensive experience assisting municipal clients in addressing rising health care costs, including implementation of alternative health care programs that have resulted in substantial savings to employers and successfully defending employee challenges to such modifications. The Firm has successfully handled several hundred arbitration, MERC and Act 312 arbitration cases on behalf of its public clients.