You are only as Strong as Your Law Firms & We are Proud to Have Jon Axelrod on Our Team
There is an old saying your Union is only as strong as your Law Firms. With that said the Law Enforcement Officers Security Unions LEOSU-DC, LEOS-PBA uses several law firms that specialize in several areas which protects our membership and our organization. We wish to highlight our Washington DC law firm Beins, Axelrod, PC.
The Firm’s core work for almost 40 years has been representing labor organizations in every facet of labor-management relations and internal union administration. We handle state and federal court litigation, NLRB proceedings, and grievance and interest arbitrations. Combined, our attorneys have handled well over 1,000 arbitrations. We have testified before legislative bodies on behalf of our union clients. We assist our union clients with collective bargaining negotiations. With negotiations, we can act as lead negotiator at the table or provide “back room” advice to the union’s negotiators as needed. We can do elaborate contract proposal costing for the union so its negotiators can have a full understanding of how much money different contract proposals will cost the employer.
Beins, Axelrod, PC. clients include public and private sector organizations. For public sector organizations that are not afforded full collective bargaining rights, Beins, Axelrod, PC. Firm assists them in using their collective power to improve the work lives of their members. For those organizations, they also provide representation for their members in whatever disciplinary process the agency has. p
Trusted and Respected
Beins, Axelrod, PC. firm has been counsel to numerous Taft-Hartley benefit funds. We have served as counsel appointed by both union and management trustees, as counsel appointed by the union side trustees, and as an independent neutral fiduciary. This representation includes litigation on the funds’ behalf, administration and compliance advice, vendor management, and collection actions.
JON AXELROD LEOS-PBA General Counsel
Jon is a founding shareholder and the senior partner of Beins, Axelrod, PC. After three years in the Appellate Court Branch of the National Labor Relations Board litigating in the United States Courts of Appeals, Jon became Assistant General Counsel of the Eastern Conference of Teamsters. In that capacity he represented local unions in litigations and negotiations with employers prior to founding, with Hugh Beins, what has become Beins, Axelrod, P.C. Jon has practiced traditional labor law since 1974, including arguing before the Supreme Court of the United States (Plumbers. v. Plumbers Local 334, 452 U.S.615 (1981)). He has litigated in numerous federal and state judicial and administrative proceedings, has represented unions in several hundred arbitrations, served as principal union negotiator in collective bargaining sessions, and provided back room advice in numerous others.
As the author of many published articles and presented papers, Jon’s major publication is the “Duty of Fair Representation” a chapter in LABOR UNION LAW AND REGULATION, a treatise published by the American Bar Association’s Section of Labor and Employment Law. As either single or co-counsel to Taft-Hartley plans, Jon has drafted plan documents and represented funds for nearly thirty years. He has litigated against employers in collection and withdrawal liability cases and has defended funds in benefit claim cases. He has represented Union- appointed Trustees in trustee deadlock cases.
For eight years, Jon served as the court-approved “class trustee” for a death benefit fund. He continues to serve as an independent fiduciary to several funds. Jon and co-counsel have successfully represented classes of ERISA plans in suits against some of the country’s largest banks for breaching their fiduciary duties to their fund clients. Jon graduated with an A.B. from Dartmouth College, a J.D. from Columbia University Law School, and an LLM in Labor Law from George Washington University Law School.
Jon has already been successful in winning several NLRB decisions on behalf of LEOSU and our affiliates as well as settling several termination grievances in favor of the Union.