John A. Nesse
John Nesse represents employers in collective bargaining, grievance resolution, and as a professional trustee on Taft-Hartley benefit funds.
Mr. Nesse represents employers in collective bargaining as a chief spokesman and/or advisor. He has led or advised employers in the negotiation of dozens of collective bargaining agreements of all sizes, including agreements that cover more than 5,000 employees. John has successfully negotiated new collective bargaining agreements, mid-term contract changes, and market recovery agreements.
Mr. Nesse serves as a professional trustee on numerous Taft-Hartley pension and health and welfare benefit trust funds. He has years of experience with plans of all sizes, including pension plans that exceed $1 billion in total assets along with health plans that cover more than 20,000 participants, and has served as an officer of several boards of trustees. In addition to multiemployer plan issues, generally, Mr. Nesse has substantial experience with funding improvement and rehabilitation plans under the Pension Protection Act, defined benefit pension plan withdrawal liability, and the interaction between the collective bargaining agreement and the benefit funds.
Mr. Nesse has testified many times before the Minnesota Legislature on behalf of employers. His government relations experience includes efforts related to the legislative process, rule making, the office of the legislative auditor, and state agencies.
Mr. Nesse is a frequent guest at the University of St. Thomas - School of Law where he works with law students in the school's Negotiations course. He is also a volunteer mentor in the UST-Law Mentor Externship Program. In addition to his work with UST-Law, Mr. Nesse has worked with several charities and other non-profits on a pro bono basis, advising those organizations on formation, oversight, and general operations issues.
Mr. Nesse earned his law degree at the University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis, Minnesota where he was a President’s Scholar and earned a Dean’s Award in Negotiations. He earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin – River Falls (Business Administration, Spanish). He is a member of the Labor & Employment, Employee Benefits, and Construction Sections of the Minnesota State Bar Association.