Are Labor Unions Making a Comeback in America?

Attorney Dan Johns of the Cozen O’Connor law firm in Philadelphia joins Tim to talk about why, all of a sudden, employees at some well-known companies organizing to unionize their workforces. Dan has been consistently named to the Best Lawyers in America list for employment law, labor and employment litigation. Are unions in America making a comeback? Let’s find out.

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Amid some union victories at some major American brands, successful organizing efforts to unionize employees in places like Buffalo and Staten Island have given the organized labor movement hope that new generations may embrace collective bargaining as the “new” way to go to work.

But are these victories anomalies, or are they a trend that promises to continue?

But perhaps even more importantly, the interest in unionization now? Why now?


About this Episode’s Guest Dan Johns

Dan JohnsDaniel V. Johns litigates employment-related matters in courtrooms throughout the country, including numerous Courts of Appeals. Throughout his 25-year career, Daniel has represented and advised employers and their management in an array of labor and employment issues, including discrimination, harassment, and other civil rights litigation; interest and grievance arbitrations; at-will litigation; restrictive covenant/trade secret claims; benefits litigation; independent contractor classification issues; collective bargaining; union avoidance; and unfair labor practice litigation before the National Labor Relations Board and various state agencies.

Recognized by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, labor and employment law, 2012-2020; and The Best Lawyers in America, employment law, labor and employment litigation, 2012-2021, Daniel has served as lead trial counsel in litigation matters around the country, including claims brought under: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), as well as various other federal, state, and local employment laws.

Daniel earned his J.D. at the University of Virginia School of Law and his B.A. at the University of Notre Dame.