Barbara A. Ruga Publishes "Teacher Union Bargaining in Times of Economic Distress" Article in Leadership Insider Magazine

Jun 22, 2010

GRAND RAPIDS , MI Clark Hill Attorney Barbara A. Ruga recently published an article entitled “Teacher union bargaining in times of economic distress,” in the Leadership Insider, the official publication of the National School Boards Association. The publication is distributed to the NSBA membership across the United States . The article deals with the challenges of labor negotiations against the backdrop of economic turmoil, and offers advice for making negotiations effective despite these challenges.

Barbara is a member in Clark Hill’s Grand Rapids office where she practices in the Education and Municipal Practice Group as well as the Labor & Employment Law Practice Group. For more than 30 years, Barb has been advising and counseling public school districts and businesses on a wide variety of labor law and employment issues. Barb has extensive experience negotiating teacher contracts in a context of scarce resources. She has also handled numerous unfair labor practice charges, fact-findings and related employment litigation. Barb advocates for prevention through education, and to that end specializes in employee training programs.

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