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Clyde H. Jacob III

Senior Counsel, New Orleans
New Orleans
t: 504.312.4424
f: 504.529.3850

Overview

Clyde Jacob III is senior counsel in the firm's New Orleans office.

His experience spans 40 years, working exclusively in the field of labor and employment relations. He has represented employers throughout the United States and Puerto Rico, and in one case represented an employer undergoing an international corporate union campaign with boycotts and lawsuits in Brazil, Norway, the United Kingdom, Singapore, Nigeria, Mexico, and Angola.

Clyde speaks regularly to employers and associations nationwide, trains managers on the fundamentals of leadership and employee relations, and advises companies on the development of human resource policy manuals and employee handbooks. He has prepared a corporate executive for U.S. Congressional testimony, and has personally testified twice before Congress as an expert on labor law. His many professional recognitions include those of Martindale Hubbell, Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, and Chambers and Partners, USA. In 2011, Clyde was inducted as a Fellow in The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, which is limited to highly recognized labor and employment attorneys in the U.S.

Clyde is a former member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Labor Relations Committee and the National Small Business Association (NSBA). He formerly served on the Human Resource Policy Committee of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and is past Chair of the Employee Relations Council of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI). Clyde currently serves on the Labor Lawyers Advisory Committee (LLAC) of CUE, Inc.

Practice Emphasis 

Clyde's true focus is representing employers faced with union organizing, boycotts, National Labor Relations Board representation cases, and corporate campaigns. This work also includes defending unfair labor practice charges, collective bargaining negotiations, decertification and recognition withdrawal, defense against union strikes, arbitration proceedings, and seeking/defending injunction actions. He also works in the area of employment relations, including defense of discrimination charges, sex and workplace harassment cases, the development of affirmative action programs and defense of OFCCP compliance reviews, defense of wage/compensation claims, the counseling of corporations in employee terminations, layoffs and reductions in force, and in the start-up of new plants and facilities with labor and employee relations programs.

Management/Supervisor Training

Industries: Manufacturing, Maritime, Financial Services, Poultry Processing, Oil and Gas Services, Public Utility, Hospitality/ Restaurant

HR:

  • The Basics of Supervision
  • Onboarding/New Employee Orientation
  • Effective Workplace Communications
  • Discipline and Documentation
  • Complaint Handling
  • Workplace Investigations

Legal:

  • Responding to Union Organizing
  • Avoiding and Defending Unfair Labor Practices
  • How to Collectively Bargain
  • Recognizing and Avoiding Employment Discrimination
  • Avoiding Sexual and Workplace Harassment
  • Positive Affirmative Action and Workplace Diversity
  • The Davis-Bacon Act and Related Acts (Construction)

Experience

Experience

NLRB REPRESENTATIVE CASES, UNION ORGANIZING CAMPAIGNS, AND RELATED CASES

2018
Thorsby,AL
Boise Cascade
Carpenter Union (CIC)
Company Win (Election)

2015
Creative Vision Resources, LLC
New Orleans, LA
United Laborers Union Local 100
Defeated union and NLRB in section 10(j) injunction case before U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit,783 F.3d 293 (5th Cir. 2015)

2014
Sanderson Farms, Inc.
Collins, MS
Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA)
Union disclaims representation of entire plant after lawsuit

Sanderson Farms, Inc.
Hazlehurst, MS
Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA)
Union disclaims representation of entire plant after lawsuit

2013
Sanderson Farms, Inc.
Moultrie, GA
Retail, Wholesale, Department Store Union (RWDSU)
Company Win (No Petition)

Exceed Staffing, Inc.
San Antonio, TX
IAM
Company Win (Election)

2012
Sanderson Farms, Inc.
Kinston, NC
Unknown Potentially Teamsters
Company Win (No Petition)

Sanderson Farms, Inc.
Collins, MS
Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA)
Withdrawal of Recognition by majority petition-Maintenance

Sanderson Farms, Inc.
Collins, MS
Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA)
Withdrawal of Recognition by majority petition-Long haul drivers/Rendering plant drivers

2011
Sanderson Farms, Inc.
Kinston, NC
International Association of Machinists (IAM)
Company Win (Petition Withdrawal)

Complete Production Service (A&W Water Service, Inc.)
Fort Lupton, CO
Teamsters
Company Win (No Petition)

Sanderson Farms, Inc.
McComb, MS
Not Determined
Potentially UAW, Company Win (No Petition)

2010
Complete Production Service (A&W Water Service, Inc.)
Fort Lupton, CO
Teamsters
Organizing (No Petition)

Coca-Cola United
Hattiesburg, MS
Teamsters
Company Win (No Petition)

Sanderson Farms, Inc.
Moultrie, GA
United Food & Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW)
Company Win (No Petition)

National Oilwell Varco, ReedHycalog
Conroe, TX
Teamsters
Company Win (Union Withdraws Petition)

2009
Sanderson Farms, Inc.
McComb, MS
United Food & Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW)
Withdrawal of Recognition-by majority petition-Live Haul Operations

2008
Owens-Illinois, Inc.
Windsor, CO
GMP (Glass Molders, Pottery, Plastics)
Neutrality/Card-Check Recognition with GMP (Organizing Ongoing – No Recognition)

Owens-Illinois, Inc.
Windsor, CO
Steelworkers
Company Win (Election) (Small Craft Unit)

Sanderson Farms, Inc.
McComb, MS
United Food & Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW)
Withdrawal of Recognition-by majority petition-feed mill drivers (Union ULP Dismissed)

National Oilwell Varco
Sugarland, TX
Not Determined
Company Win (No Petition)  

2007
National Oilwell Varco
Conroe, TX Brandt
Bridge, Structural, Ornamental & Reinforcing Iron Workers
Company Win (No Petition)

Owens-Illinois, Inc.
Windsor, CO
GMP (Glass Molders, Pottery, Plastics)
Neutrality/Card-Check Agreement with GMP (Organizing Ongoing-No Recognition)

2006
Owens-Illinois, Inc.
Windsor, CO
GMP (Glass Molders, Pottery, Plastics)
Neutrality/Card Check Agreement with GMP (Organizing Ongoing-No Recognition)

2005
Owen-Illinois, Inc.
Windsor, CO
GMP (Glass Molders, Pottery, Plastics); Also IAM and UAW
New Plant Start Up Neutrality/Card Check Agreement with GMP (Organizing Ongoing – No Recognition)

2004
Republic Paperboard LLC
Lawton, OK
PACE (Paper, Allied-Industrial, Chemical & Energy Workers), Company Win (No Petition)

Sanderson Farms, Inc.
McComb, MS
Boilermakers
Company Win (Election) (1,232 Company to 207 Union – 11th largest 2004 case)

2003
Trico Marine Services, Inc.
Houma, LA
Offshore Mariners United (OMU)
International Corporate Campaign (Campaign Ends/No ULPs/Norway boycott suit settled favorably) 

2002
Hornbeck Offshore Services
San Juan, PR
MMP (Masters, Mates & Pilots)
Company Win (Election)

New Orleans Cultural Center
New Orleans, LA (Election)
Operating Engineers
Company Win

Coca-Cola United
Birmingham, AL
Steelworkers
Company Win (Election)

Trico Marine Services, Inc.
Houma, LA
Offshore Mariners United (OMU)
International Corporate Campaign (No Petition/No ULPs)

2001
Owens-Illinois, Inc.
Findlay, OH
Steelworkers, Company Win (Election)

Trico Marine Services, Inc.
Houma, LA
Offshore Mariners United (OMU)
International Corporate Campaign (No Petition/No ULPs)

2000
Coca-Cola Bottling Co. United, Inc.
Gulfport, MS
Teamsters
Company Win (Election)

Volume Services America (Now Centerplate, Inc.)(La. Superdome-3 Petitions)
New Orleans, LA
H.E.R.E. (Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees)
Company Win (Petitions Withdrawn)

Allen Beverages, Inc. (Pepsi)
Gulfport, MS
Teamsters
Company Win (Petition Withdrawn)

Trico Marine Services, Inc.
Houma, LA
Offshore Mariners (OMU)
International Corporate Campaign
(No Petition/1 ULP Withdrawn)

1999
Entergy Corp. (Waterford 3 Nuclear Plant)
Killona, LA
IBEW
Company Win (Election)

Owens-Illinois, Inc.
Findlay, OH
Steelworkers
Company Win (No Petition)

1998
Owens-Illinois, Inc.
Harrisonburg, VA
UNITE
Company Win (No Petition)

Owens-Illinois, Inc.
Findlay, OH
Steelworkers
Company Win (Election)

Owens-Illinois, Inc.
Franklin, IN
Carpenters
Company Win (Petition Withdrawn)

Point Eight Power, Inc.
Harvey, LA
IBEW (Electrical Workers)
Company Win (Petition Withdrawn)

Allen Beverages, Inc,
Gulfport, MS
Teamsters
Company Win (Pepsi – 2 campaigns)

Allen Beverages, Inc.
Gulfport, MS
Teamsters
Company Win (Pepsi – 2 campaigns) (Election)

Diamond Crystal Specialty Foods, Inc.
Moore, OK
Teamsters
Company Win (No Petition)

Owens Illinois, Inc.
Los Angeles, CA
GMP (Glass, Molders, Pottery, Plastics)
Company Win (Election)

Honors & Leadership

Community Activities

  • Preservation Resource Center (PRC) - 2014/2015 President, Executive Committee, Board of Directors
  • Trinity Episcopal Church - Past Senior Warden and Vestry member
  • Episcopal Diocese of Louisana - Vice Chancellor

Insights

Seminars & Speaking Engagements

CUE, Inc. Conference, Minneapolis, MN, September 23, 2018, “Labor Relations 101”

Southwest Employers Consortium/CUE, Inc, Dallas, T, July 25, 2018, "Legal Labor and Employment Law Update"

CUE, Inc. Conference, Indianapolis, IN, October 16, 2017, "Labor Relations 101"

Corporate Compliance Insights article, October 12, 2017, “Gender Bender: Pay Equity in the Workplace”

BLR’s Recruiting Daily Advisor article, September 22, 2017, “Watch Out: Gender Pay Equity Law on the Move”

SHRM Article, Interviewed, August 29, 2017, “OFCCP Awarded Access to Some Personal Contact Information at Google”

CUE, Inc. National Webinar, July 20, 2017, “Labor and Employment Law Update: Six Months In – Where Are We?”

LSBA, Annual Current Developments in Labor and Employment Law, Baton Rouge, LA, March 3, 2017, “What to Expect with Labor and Employment Laws in 2017: Top Ten Predictions”

CUE, Inc. Regional Roundtable for Employers, Chattanooga, TN, December 8, 2016, “Labor Law Review and What the Trump Election May Mean to Employers”

CUE, Inc. Conference, Dallas, TX, October 16, 2016, “Ask The Experts”

CUE, Inc. Conference, Orlando, FL, May 16, 2016, “Labor Tools and Tips For A Rapid Response To Union Organizing”

The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers – 5th Circuit Regional Conference, March 19, 2016, “The Impact of the Quickie Election Rules”

Construction Finance Management Association (CFMA), Metairie, LA, November 18, 2015, “The Davis Bacon Act of 1931 And Related Acts”

Ninth Annual Offshore Marine Services Association (OMSA) Tulane University Law School Industry Seminar, October 29, 2015, “Tax and Labor Developments – Things You Should Know”

CUE, Inc. Conference, Denver, CO, October 11, 2015, “Ask The Experts”

Offshore Marine Services Association (OMSA), September 30, 2015, “Human Resources Developments”

CUE, Inc. Conference, Louisville, KY, April 27, 2015, “Ambush Elections”

CUE, Inc. Conference, Atlanta, GA, October 7, 2014, “The Peach, The Pit, And The Pendulum – Your NLRB Update

Offshore Marine Services Association (OMSA), September 23, 2014, “Recent Developments In The Labor Law – The NLRB’s Activism”

Offshore Marine Services Association (OMSA), April 15, 2014, “Labor and Employment Update”

Offshore Marine Services Association (OMSA), September 19, 2013, “Labor and Employment Update.”

Louisiana Liaison Group (LLG), Webinar, September 16, 2013, “Final Regulations – Compliance with Veterans and Persons with Disabilities AAP”

CUE, Inc. Conference, New Orleans, LA, May 14, 2013, “Real World Scenarios-Concerted Activity and ULPs Under the Current NLRB”

WorkBoat.com, February 25, 2013, “NLRB Rules on Tug Mate Supervisory Status” (Interview)

Offshore Marine Services Association (OMSA), New Orleans, LA, January 22, 2013, “The Results Are In: Now, What Can Employers Expect from the NLRB and DOL?”

CUE, Inc. National Webinar, December 11, 2012, “The Results Are In: Now, What Can Employers Expect from the NLRB and DOL?”

CUE, Inc. Conference, Orlando, FL, May 20, 2012, “Ask The Experts”

Offshore Marine Services Association (OMSA), New Orleans, Louisiana, January 25, 2012, “The Coming Tsunami of Labor and Employment Regulations”

WorkBoat.com, December 5, 2011, “Union Elections Hit Fast Track” (Interview)

CUE, Inc. Conference, Phoenix, AZ, October 11, 2011, “Campaign Tactics: What Works, What Doesn’t, What’s Legal”

WorkBoat.com, July 21, 2011, “Unions Want to Speed Up Certification” (Interview)

The Times Picayune, July 13, 2011, “Debate on Union Votes Heats Up” (Interview)

The Times Picayune, June 19, 2011, “Weiner Flunked Crisis Response Test” (Interview)

Nation’s Restaurant News, November 8, 2010, “Border Crises: Industry Needs

Immigration Reform” (Op-Ed)

CUE, Inc. Conference, Newport Beach, CA, October 19, 2010, “Union Corporate Campaign Goes Global”

The Times-Picayune, August 8, 2010, “Hasty Termination of Shirley Sherrod Offers Up a Lesson In Employee Relations” (Interview)

SHRM National Webinar, April 27, 2010, “What WEB 2.0 and the Social Media Mean for HR” Houston Business Journal, April 23-29, 2010, “Laying Down the Law For Social Media” (Interview)

New Orleans City Business, April 12, 2010, “Immigration Officials Triple Business Audit Efforts” (Interview)

The Times Picayune, April 11, 2010, “64 Louisiana Companies Will Face U.S. Immigration and Customs Inspections This Year” (Interview)

Offshore Marine Services Association, New Orleans, LA, September 10, 2009, “What’s Happening With EFCA and Other Congressional Surprises”

Counsel To Counsel, July/August, 2009, “Avoiding Lawsuits After Layoffs”

Texas State Bar Association, Construction Law Conference, San Antonio, TX, February 27, 2009, “Immigration Law For Construction Lawyers”

Offshore Marine Services Association, Board of Directors Meeting, Metairie, LA January 14, 2009, “EFCA And The Coming Onslaught of Labor and Employment Legislation”

Louisiana Liaison Group, Baton Rouge, LA, January 13, 2009, “Recent Changes To The ADA and FMLA: You Won’t Believe What’s Next!”

CUE, Inc., Newport Beach, CA, October 14, 2008, “Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) – What If?”

Offshore Marine Services Association (OMSA), New Orleans, LA September 19, 2008, Workforce Seminar – “National Labor Law Trends”

Offshore Marine Services Association (OMSA), New Orleans, LA, November 15, 2007, “OMSA Legal Forum”

Offshore Marine Services Association (OMSA), New Orleans, LA, January 25, 2007, “The Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA)”

Lorman Seminar, Houston, TX, June 13, 2006. “Employee Documents”

National Association of African Americans in Human Resources, Houston Chapter, Houston, TX, January 26, 2006. “Who is An Applicant – OFCCP’s New Rules on Computer/Internet Applications” U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Washington, D.C., March 3, 2005. Addressed a business coalition of leaders and members of the National Association of Manufacturers and the Associated Builders & Contractors. The purpose of the meeting was to begin a legislative initiative to amend the National Labor Relations Act to mandate that union representation be established only through government conducted secret ballot elections.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Washington, D.C., Human Resources Policy Development in a Global Context, 3/24/2004. “International Corporate Campaigns”

Inter American Bar Association, Annual Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, 6/20/03, “International Labor Union Boycotts”

CUE, Inc. 2003 Spring Conference, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, 5/20/03, U.S., “Union Organizing Goes Global”

U.S. Congressional Testimony

February 26, 2004 – House Subcommittee on Workforce, Empowerment, and Government Programs – “Union Salting” – On behalf of U.S. Chamber of Commerce

April 22, 2004 – House Subcommittee on Employer-Employee Relations – “Developments in Labor Law: Examining Trends and Tactics in Labor Organization Campaigns” – As an independent expert and member of U.S. Chamber’s Labor Relations Committee

Education

Bar Admissions

Court Admissions

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