We are extremely thankful for the introduction and the opportunity to work with Steve. In late 2015, our plant was organized and we were required to negotiate a first collective agreement. At the very first meeting, Steve took his time to understand the issues, our objectives and how to support us in this process. At the bargaining table he was firm, respectful, was able to anticipate the Union tactics and in my opinion, was two steps ahead of the Union at all times. Steve has long standing relationships with many of the Union officials that we worked with. Although our bargaining was tough, he was able to maintain these relationships throughout the process.
In early 2017, our Associates decertified and today Steve is our lead Employment Law lawyer. He continues to provide strong legal and practical support to our now non-union business. I firmly believe that we would not have achieved this result without his expertise. He was practical, ethical and a tremendous support to Denninger’s.
Over the last year and a half, I have had the opportunity to get to know him well. Steve has a very high level of integrity and, in addition, is a kind and compassionate person. One of Denninger’s guiding principles is to “build and sustain trusted partnerships with our diverse community of vendors” and these are among attributes that we look for with our vendors and service providers.