Ronald J. Kramer is a partner representing management in labor and employment law matters at Seyfarth Shaw LLP. Mr. Kramer is a member of the firm’s Health Care Reform Team. This cross-departmental team of lawyers was formed to focus on how health care reform will affect our clients. Mr. Kramer advises clients on the employment law and traditional labor impacts of health care reform.
He has been responsible for advising and representing private and public sector employers in a wide range of labor and employment issues, including but not limited to employment discrimination charges, investigations, settlements and lawsuits; employee benefits (ERISA) litigation matters including benefit claims and multiemployer withdrawal liability assessments; and traditional labor matters such as union organizing drives, unfair labor practice charges, collective bargaining, strikes, interest arbitration, grievance and arbitration matters.
Mr. Kramer has served as chief negotiator in collective bargaining negotiations for numerous clients in their negotiations with unions such as the Laborers, IUOE, IBEW, UNITE HERE, Painters, IAM, Teamsters, UFCW, IAFF, AFSCME, FOP, and MAP.
- J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology (1992)
- B.A., Michigan State University (1988)
- American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law
- American Bar Association Section of State and Local Government Law (Chair)
- Chicago Bar Association
- Illinois State Bar Association
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