August 15, 2011

Verizon Communications workers have been on the picket line since August 7, with no accord in sight. The 45,000 striking employees say the company is unfairly demanding cuts to their benefits and threatening their job security. Verizon, meanwhile, says those are the costs of doing business in the era of declining landline use.

Reporter Catherine Dunn speaks with Polsinelli Shughart Labor and Employment Chair W. Terrence Kilroy about what law departments need to know if a company is facing a strike. Kilroy is interviewed for Corporate Counsel Magazine.

Kilroy has over 31 years of experience in a wide range of labor law subjects, including NLRB matters, management-union relationships, union avoidance, union campaigns and collective bargaining. Additionally, Kilroy advises clients in the health care, manufacturing and transportation industries and his experience encompasses Equal Employment Opportunity litigation, wrongful discharge litigation, preventive labor law, drug testing, employer negligence, disability discrimination and accommodation, occupational safety and health (OSHA), AIDS, polygraphs, and employees' privacy rights. 

Kilroy has served as labor counsel for numerous national and major Kansas City companies.  

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