Williams Kherkher and Unions
Labor unions have played a fundamental role in the development of labor standards in our country, and our team at Williams Kherkher is proud to support our local unions as they continue to advocate for fair compensation and workers’ rights in the area. In fact, managing partner John Eddie Williams, Jr. grew up in a strong union household. As influential as labor unions have been, we believe it is important that we do everything we can to support local chapters to help ensure that they can continue to do their good works.
Over the years, we have had the opportunity to support local unions by getting involved with community events, discussing important legal issues with union leaders, speaking at labor union events, and conducting steward training presentations for union workers. When their members come to them during a time of legal need, union representatives have specifically referred their members to our firm for help.
Bearing all of this in mind, our team is proud of the close association that we have been able to develop with local labor unions and of the trust that they have placed in our firm. In fact, we are the preferred law firm of each of the following local union chapters:
- Insulators & Allied Workers Local #22
- Boilermakers L.U. #74
- Bricklayers District Council Local 5 Okla/Ark/Texas
- Carpenters District Council
- Carpenters L.U. #551 (Central South)
- Cement Masons L.U. #681
- Electrical Workers L.U. #716
- Elevator Constructors #31
- Glazier’s Local #1778
- Ironworkers L.U. #84
- Ironworkers #847 (Regional Reinforcing)
- Laborers L.U. #154
- Millwrights L.U. #2232
- Operating Engineers #450
- Painters Local #130
- Pipe Fitters L.U. #211
- Plasterers L.U. #79
- Plumbers L.U. #68
- Road Sprinkler Fitter L.U. #669
- Roofers L.U. #123
- Sheet Metal Workers L.U. #54
- Teamsters L.U. #968
- Boilermakers L.U. #132
- Ironworkers L.U. #135
- Boilermaker-Lonestar District
- Electrical Workers L.U. #66
- Iron Workers Local #847
- Harris County AFL-CIO
- Texas Building Trades Council
- Texas AFL/CIO
At Williams Kherkher, we understand just how crucial labor unions are for workers all over the country, and we are proud of what we have been able to do in support of local unions here in the Houston area. That being said, we are dedicated to the further development of our relationship with local union chapters and we will be happy to support each of these vital organizations in any way that we are able.
Recent Union Related Blog Posts
Friday, January 30th, 2015 at 5:16 pm
Yesterday, on January 29th, Williams Kherkher hosted a Labor Luncheon at their Houston office where they invited respected immigration expert and attorney Katheryn Karam to discuss immigration matters with the union leaders in attendance. You can read more about this important event by clicking here.
Thursday, August 28th, 2014 at 2:16 pm
This weekend, Williams Kherkher is proud to be a Silver Sponsor at the 2014 Harris County Labor Day Weekend Celebration. The event will be held on Friday and Saturday at the Pasadena Fairgrounds and will feature an array of events throughout the weekend. We are excited to join in on the event in support of our union friends.
During the Labor Day weekend celebration, the whole family can participate in the BBQ cook-off, a raffle benefiting the Muscular Dystrophy Association, live music, a petting zoo, and pony rides. There are plenty of ways to get involved in the celebration and show your support for Houston’s workforce. Facilitators are still looking for volunteers to help with various projects during the celebration. To learn more about how you can get involved, click here.
The team at Williams Kherkher is committed to supporting the Houston community. Come out and join in the fun this weekend!
Monday, May 20th, 2013 at 11:51 am
Partner Jim Hart is scheduled to speak at the United Steelworkers’ Local 13-2001 Scholarship Event tomorrow, May 21.
USW Local 13-2001 is the largest union to represent employees at the ExxonMobil Chemical Plant and Refinery in Baytown, Texas. Since 1963, the union has been working to ensure that the operations, instrument, lab, and technical employees at this plant receive the treatment they deserve at work, including fair pay and safe working conditions.
Our team at Williams Khekher is proud to work with the United Steelworkers’ Union and be affiliated with those working to achieve fair working conditions for chemical plant and refinery workers. To learn more about USW Local 13-2001 or this scholarship, visit their website.