Vincent F. O’Hara | Carol G. Dell | Katherine M. Morgan | MaryAnne F. Santini

Collective bargaining agreements touch many lives and affect many people’s livelihoods. The attorneys in Holm & O’Hara LLP’s labor practice collaborate closely with our union clients, their business managers and members in a broad spectrum of areas to protect and advance their interests. Our involvement often starts as early as the initial representation elections, continues through contract negotiations and proceeds through an array of legal and operational matters. A key area of our practice is protecting our clients from unscrupulous or careless employers who attempt to circumvent their obligations. When necessary, we fight on our clients’ behalf in several venues. We also work creatively to develop and improve procedures so that payments are made faster, compliance is monitored more efficiently and enforcement of agreements can be done with less effort.

We Provide


  • Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBAs)
  • Project Labor Agreements (PLAs)


  • Grievances and Arbitration
  • Federal and State Courts
  • National Labor Relations Board
  • Public Employment Relations Board
  • S Department of Labor and New York State Department of Labor
  • National Mediation Board
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”)

Legal strategy and advice:

  • Grievance procedures
  • Duty of Fair Representation (DFR)
  • Mechanic’s liens
  • Surety bonds
  • Jurisdictional disputes
  • Picketing
  • Organizing
  • NLRB Elections
  • Internal union elections
  • Job actions
  • Collection of delinquent dues
  • Judgment enforcement
  • “Alter ego” entities

Our Clients

Unions and their members:

  • Construction trades
  • Manufacturing
  • Education
  • Hotel, restaurant employees
  • Railroad employees
  • Utility employees
  • Municipal employees
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