Howard M. Bloom is a Partner in the Boston office of Jackson Lewis LLP. He has practiced labor and employment law representing exclusively employers for more than thirty-one years. He graduated with honors from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and from Suffolk University Law School, where he was the Executive Editor of The Advocate: the Suffolk University Law School Journal. He is a member of the Massachusetts bar, as well as the U.S. District Court for the Districts of Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Mr. Bloom represents clients in a variety of industries on traditional labor law issues such as union organizing and collective bargaining. More specifically, he advises employers on how to remain union-free when confronted with union organizing and how to avoid union organizing entirely. He trains and advises executives, supervisors and managers on union awareness and positive employee relations. He has assisted employers in connection with union card-signing efforts, traditional representation and corporate campaigns, and decertification campaigns. He also represents clients in front of the National Labor Relations Board in connection with bargaining unit issues, objections and challenges, as well as unfair labor practice investigations and trials.
For unionized employers, Mr. Bloom has been the spokesperson at countless first and successor contract collective bargaining negotiations, and regularly advises on contract administration issues.
Mr. Bloom has appeared before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, several U.S. District Courts, the National Labor Relations Board, the Massachusetts Labor Relations Commission, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination.
Mr. Bloom speaks frequently to employer groups on a wide range of labor and employment law topics. He also has written extensively on labor and employment law for a variety of publications, including New England Business magazine, the Boston Globe and the Boston Business Journal. He also is the co-author of the Employer's Guide to Employment Law, and co-editor of The Massachusetts Employer, and also contributed to Winning NLRB Elections: Management Strategy and Preventive Programs.
Mr. Bloom has been a town meeting member and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Charles River School.
Mr. Bloom is a diehard baseball fan. His first book, The Baseball Uncyclopedia: A Highly Opinionated Myth-Busting Guide to the Great American Game, was published in February, 2006.
|Employer's Guide to Employment Law.
MA: Town Crier Press, 1984. [Co-Author]
|"Employee Rights: The Latest in Corporate Grievance Procedures"
Boston Business Journal (August 25-31, 1995) [Author]
|"Resolving Workplace Issues"
The Boston Globe (January 7, 1992) [Author]
|"Supervisor/Bargaining Unit Member Participation in Union Removal Efforts: Is the Company Responsible?"
Labor Law Journal (April 1984) [Author]
Honors, Awards and Pro Bono Activity
Member, Board of Trustees of Charles River School, Dover, MA, 1998 to 2004