Alidz Oshagan concentrates her practice on labor law, representing unions in arbitration, collective bargaining, and litigation matters. She advises union clients on a full range of labor and employment laws, including reporting requirements established by the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959 (LMRDA), and counsels them regarding internal governance. In addition to obtaining numerous arbitration victories in contract and discipline arbitrations, Alidz has successfully defended several duty of fair representation cases in state and federal court, at or before summary judgment. On behalf of unions facing allegations of unfair labor practices or discrimination charges, she has obtained significant favorable results.
Before joining the firm, Alidz was an associate at a union-side law firm near Detroit, where she represented clients in labor and employment matters including collective bargaining, bankruptcy, labor practice investigations, ERISA litigation and NLRB advocacy. Together with a senior partner, Alidz represented the Detroit Fire Fighters Association in its contract negotiations with Detroit during the city’s municipal bankruptcy proceedings.
While completing her legal education, Alidz investigated unfair labor practice charges as an intern with the National Labor Relations Board in Baltimore. She also interned with U.S. District Judge Samuel Der-Yeghiayan in the Northern District of Illinois.
WHAT INSPIRES ME ABOUT MY WORK
“I enjoy working with our clients to find efficient and effective solutions to the matter at hand. I am continuously inspired by our clients’ commitment to their work and the people that they represent.”
AWAY FROM WORK
"In addition to spending time with my husband and son, I enjoy exploring new restaurants in our neighborhood—Fishtown."