Labor Law Updates for the Cannabis Industry

August 26, 2022 | 1:30 pm | Room 1 | Business / Legal, Compliance

We are here to talk about the current climate in labor-management relations​ Specifically, we are here to talk about labor unions: History of the union movement & current “state of the union”​ The union organizing process & the law ​

Jim Monica, President, American Labor Relations Group, Inc

American Labor Relations Group, Inc. (ALG) current President, Jim Monica, is a seasoned labor relations attorney. Jim started his legal career at an exclusively union-side labor law firm, where he represented locals of nearly every major US union in arbitrations, collective bargaining, and Federal court litigation. After 5 years of learning the ins and outs of how unions think and operate, Jim moved to the world’s largest management-side labor & employment firm, Littler Mendelson. During the nearly 5 years Jim spent at Littler he represented employers in all aspects of Traditional Labor Law including collective bargaining, arbitrations, NLRB and D0L matters, litigation, and union avoidance. After earning his stripes at two law firms, Jim took a position as the Director of Labor Relations with Penske Truck Leasing & Penske Logistics. While at Penske, Jim revamped and oversaw the Company’s “Positive Associate Relations” program. He also administered and negotiated collective bargaining agreements with many unions across the Country. Jim spends a lot of his time traveling across the country, building and nurturing client relationships. He has represented several Fortune 500 companies in high-stakes union elections, contract negotiations, and arbitrations. He possesses extensive knowledge in various industries including Healthcare, Retail, Cannabis, Construction, Food & Beverage, Communication, Transportation, Trucking, Logistics/Manufacturing/Warehouse, and Education. Jim is fluent in Spanish and has worked with several non-English speaking units of employees. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from Lehigh University and his Juris Doctor from Hofstra University School of Law.