Mark Mathison advises and represents a wide range of employers, including corporations, nonprofits, and educational organizations, on labor and employment law issues in the workplace. Mark chairs the firm's Labor Law team and is a principal in the firm's broader Labor, Employment and Higher Education practice. He is an MSBA-certified labor and employment law specialist and has been a contributing editor to The Developing Labor Law, the premier legal resource on private sector labor law. Mark is also founding board member of the International Spanish Language Academy (ISLA), a Minnesota K-6 Charter School, and chairs ISLA’s Governance and Human Resources Committee.
Mark’s practice involves litigation and advising for unionized and nonunionized employers that include private corporations, public entities, colleges and universities, nonprofit organizations, charter schools, health care providers, manufacturers, construction contractors, and professional employer organizations (PEO’s). He has substantial experience working with employers on traditional labor law matters such as union avoidance strategies, union election and decertification campaigns, collective bargaining and labor negotiations, unfair labor practice charges and trials, regulatory matters and administrative hearings, grievance arbitrations, strike litigation, and Taft Hartley multiemployer fund suits. Mark is a creative negotiator and has extensive experience in a variety of labor and employment litigation settings, as well as with various methods of alternative dispute resolution like mediation and arbitration.