Labor agreements are challenging, and the potential risks are real. Organizations that juggle multiple union contracts struggle to keep track of the terms and entitlements among their collective bargaining agreements (CBAs). They face the daunting task of swiftly identifying and comparing language for contract administration, grievance and negotiation purposes. Companies need instant access to their CBAs in a format that is organized, electronic and searchable. Now there is a cost-effective, technologically advanced solution for managing CBAs.

Littler offers an online solution, Littler LaborSmart, to help employers manage multiple union contracts and keep track of the terms, important dates, and entitlements among their collective bargaining agreements. LaborSmart allows in-house legal and labor relations professionals the ability to access an organized library of the company’s collective bargaining agreements at their fingertips, through which they can compare clauses across contracts, identify common terms and outliers, and conduct topic and keyword searches. The information is stored in an easily accessible format that enables clients to draft stronger contract language, marshal more persuasive arguments and conduct insightful negotiations. Our goal is to help labor relations professionals administer agreements better and faster than with their current document management programs.

Littler LaborSmart Provides a Labor Relations Advantage

Littler LaborSmart is an innovative technology solution for the analysis, organization and benchmarking of collective bargaining agreements. It was designed by and for seasoned labor attorneys and labor relations professionals and managed by Littler attorneys. Littler LaborSmart rapidly synthesizes and organizes large sets of documents, enabling experienced professionals to access information easily and quickly to meet their retrieval and drafting needs.

Littler LaborSmart Features

Customized and secure LaborSmart database to provide company’s in-house and outside counsel, and labor relations staff with:

  • Access to company’s collective bargaining agreements online 24/7.
  • Organization of the company’s collective bargaining agreements for reference while preparing for negotiations – even while at the bargaining table – arbitrations, or unfair labor practice charges. Automatic alerts for contract expiration take the worry out of missing deadlines.
  • Enables insightful analysis of collective bargaining agreements by type of clause (e.g., management rights), or search by key word (e.g., alcohol), phrase (e.g., sympathy strike) or with customization of column headings (e.g., union negotiator) to extract the data you need.
  • Easy search and review of collective bargaining agreements by type of clause (e.g., management rights), or search by key word (e.g., alcohol) or phrase (e.g., sympathy strike). Instantly, find specific documents or clauses by searching and utilizing customized column headings (e.g., management rights clauses agreed to by Teamsters Local 111).
  • Collaboration with experienced Littler labor attorneys for advice on contract administration, arbitrations and other labor matters.
  • Customization capabilities allow company to set links and expiration reminders and feature key information. Companies can upload documents related to collective bargaining agreements, such as arbitration decisions and memorandums of agreement, to enhance organization and contract interpretation.