Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP
Rick Brown provides a full range of services related to the traditional labor and employment law practice. His services related to the avoidance of unionization range from advice concerning all aspects of employee relations and the formulation of policies and practices to legal advice during and after union organizational efforts, union decertification drives and union deauthorization proceedings. Rick's involvement with union organizing includes clients located throughout the country in manufacturing, automotive, transportation, healthcare, financial services, foodservice, and numerous other sectors of the economy. He has represented both private and public sector employers. He has represented management in administrative proceedings involving the NLRB, EEOC, OSHA, MSHA, and DOL. He has negotiated initial collective bargaining agreements and renewal agreements with various unions including the Teamsters, UAW, USWA, PACE, IAM, UNITE, UFCW and RWDSU. He has provided advice in grievance proceedings and represented management in arbitration cases. He is also the office head of the firm’s Birmingham office.