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Rockwell Automation: Sucessful Labor Negotiations

As economic pressure forced layoffs and outsourced production, Rockwell Automation’s Industrial Control Group (ICG) entered contract talks with unionized employees at its Milwaukee facility. As the negotiations grew adversarial and the deadline loomed closer, ICG engaged Padilla Speer Beardsley. PSB managed internal communication with all audiences stating that the company’s offer was fair and reasonable and in the best interest of all employees and the company. Six weeks ahead of schedule, 87 percent of the union membership voted in favor of the new contract — the highest margin in company history.