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Jonathan G. Axelrod
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Jonathan G. Axelrod, Attorney

Jon Axelrod has devoted his practice to collective bargaining, labor, employee and retiree benefits, internal union affairs, public sector employment, litigation and entertainment law.

He represents the interests of both established unions and many new unions in recognition and bargaining issues. He also represents benefit funds and advises on all manner of internal as well as external union matters.

Mr. Axelrod's experience includes years as an trial attorney in the Office of the General Counsel of the Appellate Court Branch of the National Labor Relations Board, as Assistant General Counsel to the Eastern Conference of Teamsters, and in private practice since 1980. He has authored numerous publications and is a frequent speaker at legal association conferences and other gatherings.

Mr. Axelrod received his LL.M in Labor from the George Washington University Law School, his J.D. from the Columbia University School of Law, and his B.A. from Dartmouth College. He is a member of the District of Columbia and New York State Bars and is admitted to practice before the First through Tenth, District of Columbia and Federal Circuit Courts, and the United States Supreme Court.

   
  Presentations and Publications
 
1.   Axelrod, “The Duty of Fair Representation,” Labor Union Law and Regulation (BNA 2003).
2.   Vaughn, Axelrod & Gorman, “Drug Testing Cases in the District of Columbia,” 2 The Washington Lawyer 26 (1988).
3.   “Agency Reverses View on Union Contracts in Building Industry,” IX Legal Times No. 44 at 12 (April 13, 1987).
4.   “Who's The Boss?  Employee Leasing And The Joint Employer Relationship,” 3 The Labor Lawyer 853 (1987) (Paper presented to the American Bar Association Committee on Development of the Law under the National Labor Relations Act, March 9, 1987).
5.  

“The Dotson Board, Surface Bargaining and the Duty to Substantiate One’s Bargaining Position,” 2 The Labor Lawyer 751 (1986) (Paper presented to the American Bar Association Committee on Development of the Law under the National Labor Relations Act, March 3, 1986).

6.  

“Common Obstacles to Organizing Under the NLRA: Combating the Southern Strategy,” 59 N.C.L.R. 147 (1980).

7.  

“The Statutory Right to Respect a Picket Line,” 83 Dickinson L.R. 617 (1979).

8.  

Axelrod & Kaufman, “Mansion House ‑ Bekins ‑ Handy Andy: The National Labor Relations Board’s Role in Racial Discrimination Cases,” 45 Geo. Washington L.R. 675 (1977)

9.  

“The Application of the Boys Markets Decision in the Federal Courts,” XVI Boston College Industrial & Commercial Law Review 893 (1975).

10.  

“The Philadelphia Plan: Equal Employment Opportunity in the Construction Trades,” 6 Col. J. of Law & Social Problems 187 (1970).

   
Papers and speeches
1.  

“The Employee Free Choice Act or ‘Happy Days Are Here Again’” - Virginia Bar Association, 38th Annual Conference on Labor Relations and Employment Law, October 2, 2008.

2.   “Shareholder Activism: An Undeveloped Opportunity” - International Conference of Teamsters Lawyers, October 1, 2007.
3.   “The Duty of Fair Representation,” - International Conference of Teamsters Lawyers, September 26, 2005.
4.   “Bargaining Issues: Post 9/11 Workplace Security” - International Conference of Teamsters Lawyers, October 22, 2003.
5.   “Election Objections: An Overview” - Virginia Bar Association, 29th Annual Conference on Labor Relations and Employment Law, October 8, 1999.
6.  

Current Topics in Labor and Employment Law - Union Security, D.C. Bar Continuing Legal Education Program, January 27, 1998

7.   Union Response to Electromation Issues - District of Columbia Bar Association, Section on Labor Relations Law, April 2, 1997.
8.   “Salting and Other Current Issues” - Virginia Bar Association, 26th Annual Conference on Labor Relations and Employment Law, September 28, 1996.
9.  

“Drug & Alcohol Testing/Americans With Disabilities Act: Impact on Employment in the Transportation Industries” - American Bar Association, Section of Administrative and Regulatory Practice, June 19, 1992.

10.  

“Are Union Organizers Protected Employees Under the Act” - American Bar Association Committee on Development of the Law under the National Labor Relations Act 1992 Mid-winter meeting, March 3, 1992.

11.  

“Damned If We Do, Damned If We Don’t” - American Bar Association Committee on Development of the Law under the National Labor Relations Act 1991 Mid-winter meeting, March 4, 1991.

12.   “Persuader Activities: Reporting Requirements for the Unwary” - Virginia Bar Association 18th Annual Conference on Labor Relations and Employment Law, September 19, 1988.
13.   “Employer Responsibility for Supervisory Misconduct” - Virginia Bar Association, 16th Annual Conference on Labor Relations and Employment Law, September 29, 1986.
14.  

“Wrongful Discharge in the Union Environment,”  Villanova University School of Law, Symposium on Wrongful Discharge, December 6, 1982.

15.  

“Organizing Efforts in Trucking,” Villanova University School of Law, Symposium on Transportation Labor Issues for the 1980’s, May 18, 1982.

 

 

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