Alaine S. Williams Elected to College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
October 4, 2016
PHILADELPHIA (October 2016) – Willig, Williams & Davidson is proud to announce that partner Alaine S. Williams has been elected as a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. An authority on public employee labor law, Williams has been a partner with Willig, Williams & Davidson since 1986.
Williams focuses her practice on labor and employment law, representing public sector labor unions and protecting the rights of workers. She will be inducted into the College during an induction dinner on Nov. 12 in Chicago.
“Being elected as a Fellow of the College is an honor, and I am proud to be recognized among such impressive colleagues in the law,” said Williams.
Williams’ notable achievements include drafting and defending Pennsylvania legislation on behalf of public sector labor unions to require all nonmembers in a bargaining unit to pay fair share fees for benefits negotiated on their behalf, thereby enhancing the economic and political power of public sector unions in Pennsylvania. The legislation ultimately resulted in increased wages, benefits and job security for countless employees throughout the Commonwealth. She also successfully represented 150 disabled state employees who faced termination from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, enjoining the furlough sought by the Commonwealth and saving the employees’ jobs.
Founded in 1995 on the 60th anniversary of the formation of the National Labor Relations Board, The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers is a nonprofit organization comprised of highly accomplished, well-regarded members of the labor and employment law community. The College aims to promote achievement, advancement and excellence in the practice of labor and employment law, as well as to share information and act as a resource for lawyers, academicians and more.
Willig, Williams & Davidson partner Stuart W. Davidson was elected to the College as a Fellow in 2013, and Managing Partner Deborah R. Willig was elected in 2014.
About Willig, Williams & Davidson – Willig, Williams & Davidson (www.wwdlaw.com) is one of the largest and most respected union-side labor law firms in the United States. The firm has offices in Philadelphia, Media, Jenkintown and Harrisburg, Pa., as well as Haddonfield, N.J., and Chicago, Ill. Founded in 1979, Willig, Williams & Davidson focuses on representing labor unions, employee benefit funds and individual working people and their families on a variety of legal fronts, including national, regional and local contract negotiations; dispute resolution through mediation, arbitration and litigation; tax and benefit law compliance issues; discrimination and other employment matters; prepaid legal services for union members; and workers’ compensation matters in Philadelphia and beyond.
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