The Employee Benefits and Labor Representation Law


We pride ourselves on our aggressive, innovative and detail-oriented legal representation.

The attorneys of Whitfield, McCann & Carter man possess extensive experience representing labor organizations.   Our representation ranges from internal decision-making to legal appearances to filing petitions before the U.S. Supreme Court.

On any given day, the attorneys of Whitfield, McCann & Carter man appear before federal and state courts, along with a multitude of federal and state agencies.

In the labor context, the attorneys of Whitfield, McCann & Carter man represent labor organizations and employees with the following aspects:

  • Internal union governance issues involving policies, procedures, bylaws, constitutions and elections.
  • Conducting and advising clients on grievance arbitration matters.
  • Conducting and advising clients on collective bargaining issues and contract language.
  • Organizing campaigns including strikes, picketing, leafleting and bantering rights.
  • Federal litigation involving contract disputes, civil rights disputes, injunctions and federal preemption issues.
  • Representational elections.
  • Unfair labor Practice charges both prosecution and defense.
  • L M R DA Litigation.
  • Prevailing Wage disputes.
  • Department of labor compliance and audits (State and Federal).
  • Creating and advising clients on PAC and IRS Section 501 issues.

Whether helping to organize a business or litigating a Section 301 lawsuit, the attorneys of Whitfield, McCann & Carter man aggressively advocate the interests of organized labor and the members those organizations represent.

The McCann & Carter man possess extensive experience representing Taft-Harley multi-employer fringe benefit trust funds.  Our representation of these Trust Funds ranges from preparing a detailed collection compliance procedure to litigating benefit issues in the federal court.

The attorneys of Whitfield, McCann & Carter man appear daily before federal courts to collect contributions owed to the Trust Funds and resolve benefit issues.

In the employee benefit context, the attorneys of Whitfield, McCann & Carter man represent labor organizations and employees with the following aspects:

  • Drafting procedures for collecting employer contributions;
  • Drafting Summary Plan Descriptions;
  • Advising Trust Funds on benefit eligibility and related issues;
  • Litigating collection issues in federal court;
  • Advising Trust Funds on Department of Labor investigations;
  • Providing legal advice at Trustee Meetings;
  • Counseling Fund Administrators and staff;
  • Drafting Qualified Domestic Relation Orders (Q D R OS s);
  • Advising relevant parties of their fiduciary duties

Whether advising union and management trustees or litigating an ER I SA lawsuit, the attorneys of Whitfield, McCann & Carter man aggressively advocate the interests of employee benefit funds and their participants.

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