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Peter A. Altman

Labor/Employment Attorney

315 Fifth Avenue S, Suite 1000
Seattle WA 98104

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Bruce Schroeder


(206) 676-7052

Profile Introduction

Bruce's practice focuses on representing management in the entire range of labor and employment law matters. His clients are in all major sectors of public agencies. His practice includes fair employment practice and labor-management consultation; representation in unfair labor practices and other proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board and the Public Employment Relations Commission; advice concerning union organizing campaigns; labor negotiations; grievance and interest arbitrations; and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Washington State Human Rights Commission, Department of Labor, and wage/hour matters. He provides preventive counseling to clients to avoid or minimize the risk of litigation. Prior to studying law, Bruce was a field examiner for the National Labor Relations Board.


Representative Cases/Matters

  • Collective Bargaining: Involved in multiple bargaining negotiations, representing management.
  • Interest Arbitration: Extensive experience representing employers in arbitrations to determine wages, hours and working conditions.
  • Unfair Labor Practices/Grievances: Regularly represents employers in all facets of unfair labor practice and grievance arbitration.

Publications & Speaking Engagements


  • Supervising Employees Legally and Effectively
  • The Basics of Collective Bargaining in Washington
  • Washington State Public Employment Overtime Guide
  • Co-author of An Overtime Handbook for Washington State Employers

Speaking Engagements:

  • Extensive experience conducting a wide variety of training programs.
  • Regularly provides training sessions for clients, and frequently presents topics at conferences sponsored by the following organizations:
    • Association of Washington Cities (annual presenter at the AWC Labor Relations Institute for last 25 years)
    • National Public Employer Labor Relations Association
    • Washington Public Employer Labor Relations Association
    • Arizona Public Employer Labor Relations Association
    • Washington State Transit Insurance Pool
    • Washington Cities Insurance Authority
    • Labor Relations Information System
    • Washington State Association of Municipal Attorneys
    • Washington State Department of Transportation


  • National Public Employer Labor Relations Association
  • Washington Public Employer Labor Relations Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • King County Bar Association


  • Named in The Best Lawyers in America (2007–2017)
  • Listed in Washington Super Lawyers (2008-2017)
  • Named a "Super Lawyer" by Washington Law & Politics magazine (2008-2010)


  • University of Washington Law School (J.D., 1983, summa cum laude); Order of the Coif; Topics Editor, Washington Law Review
  • University of Puget Sound (1979, summa cum laude); Phi Kappa Phi; recipient of the Adam Smith award for academic excellence in economics

Bar Admissions

  • Washington State
  • Arizona