Keith Bolek serves as the general counsel of an international union representing plasterers, cement masons and shophands and as the general counsel of a national union representing metal trades employees. He also serves as lead counsel for local unions in the steamfitting trade and the broadcast industry, as well as represents unions whose members work as communications workers, electricians, government employees, HVAC technicians, plumbers, pipefitters, seafarers, sprinklerfitters, stagehands, ticketsellers and treasurers.
Mr. Bolek advises and represents unions with respect to all aspects of organizing campaigns and at all stages of the election process before the National Labor Relations Board, Federal Labor Relations Authority or Office of Compliance. He also advises and represents unions during negotiations for initial and successor collective bargaining agreements.
In addition, Mr. Bolek advises unions with respect to internal governance at all levels (international, intermediate, and local). This work includes reporting and disclosure, trusteeships, nominations and elections, and fiduciary matters. At the international level, he also counsels international unions as to every aspect of union conventions, including credentials, committees, nominations and elections of delegates and international officers.
Finally, Mr. Bolek’s practice includes representing unions in cases before arbitrators, administrative agencies and federal courts. He also represents unions who investigate, publicize and prosecute violations by employers of the National Labor Relations Act, Davis-Bacon Act, Service Contract Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, immigration laws and other laws.
Keith Bolek is admitted to practice in Maryland and the District of Columbia. He is also admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, as well as several United States Courts of Appeal and United States District Courts.