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Paul Salvatore

Paul Salvatore

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Paul Salvatore provides strategic labor and employment law advice to companies, boards of directors, senior executives and general counsel in such areas as labor-management relations, major litigation, alternative dispute resolution, international labor and employment issues, and corporate transactions. He also represents universities and colleges in their labor and employment relations, including in the currently active areas of graduate student and adjunct faculty union organizing.

Paul negotiates major collective bargaining agreements in several industries, including real estate and construction. In 2015, he represented the NYC real estate industry’s multi-employer organization, The Realty Advisory Board on Labor Relations (RAB) in its $8 billion collective bargaining agreements with SEIU Local 32BJ. Paul also represented the Cement League, a multiemployer group of NYC area superstructure contractors, in halting an illegal strike by the Carpenters Union and negotiating a significant new collective bargaining agreement. He previously negotiated, on behalf of The Related Group with 18 New York City construction unions, a landmark project labor agreement (PLA) for Hudson Yards on Manhattan’s West Side, the largest private real estate development in U.S. history.

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NLRB Rules That Graduate Students Are Employees

Earlier today, the National Labor Relations Board (“the Board”) issued its long awaited decision in Columbia University.  Not surprisingly, the Board, in a 3-1 decision, overturned 12 years of precedent by ruling that “student assistants” (including assistants engaged in research funded by external grants) who have a “common law” employment relationship with their university are … Continue Reading

Regional Director Issues First Post-Pacific Lutheran Decision

It did not take long for the fallout from the NLRB’s Pacific Lutheran University decision to begin. That decision, issued on December 16, 2014, announced new standards for (1) exercise of NLRB jurisdiction over religiously-affiliated colleges and universities; and (2) determining the managerial status of faculty members under the Supreme Court’s 1980 decision in Yeshiva … Continue Reading
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