Years in Practice

years with DBBCA&Y

Robert E. Bloch


Robert E. Bloch is a 1984 graduate of Northwestern University School of Law. He served two years as a Field Attorney for the National Labor Relations Board before entering private practice. Robert represents a broad array of private and public sector labor unions. He has extensive experience in traditional labor law practice, including single and multi-employer contract negotiations, NLRB and Illinois State Labor Board proceedings, internal union administration, federal and state court litigation, prevailing wage enforcement, and arbitration of discipline and labor contract disputes.

Robert serves as General Counsel to local, intermediate and national unions, including the Chicago Teachers Union, Teamsters Joint Council No. 25 and Workers United/SEIU. Robert advises labor organizations on internal matters, has implemented and monitored union trusteeships, and supervises local and international union elections. He also advocates for unions on regulatory and legislative matters. Robert also represents individuals in the negotiation of employment and severance agreements, claims arising from employment discrimination and discharge, and recovery of underpaid wages.

Robert is admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the Federal District Courts for the Northern, Central and Southern Districts of Illinois (trial attorney), and the Illinois Supreme Court.

Practice Areas

NLRB and ILRB proceedings
Federal and State Litigation
Labor Contract Disputes
Union Trusteeships
Labor Contract Negotiations


U.S. Supreme Court
7th Circuit Court of Appeals
U.S. District Court Northern, Southern, and Central Illinois
Illinois Supreme Court

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