LRI is the nation’s leading full service labor and positive employee relations consulting firm.

We help our clients earn, protect and retain their direct relationship privilege, as we have for nearly 40 years. We also help leaders in unionized work places protect management flexibility and engage their represented employees. We do this by teaching Approachable Leadership and educating leaders how to communicate lawfully, respectfully and effectively. We are the go-to partner for clients seeking to assess and mitigate risk, maintain early warning of employee relations problems, and prepare leaders for respectful and effective conversations that teach.

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Phil Wilson Consulted For Leadership Article by Fast Company
FastCompany magazine reached out to Phil once again to tap into his expertise on leadership. In an article focusing on
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Labor Relations INK August 2017
In this issue: National Employee Freedom Week New Study: Private Sector Unions Do Not Raise Employee Pay Union Pension Turmoil
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Labor Relations Insight – August 2017
by Phil Wilson Unions and the Corporate “Death Spiral” A friend of mine recently interviewed for a big promotion to
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Union Bailout Update
Marvin Kaplan It’s as if the DOL is running through a pool of oatmeal. The Senate finally confirmed Marvin Kaplan
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National Employee Freedom Week
This week (Aug 20th through 26th) is National Employee Freedom Week. A coalition of national, state and local organizations, the
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New Study: Private Sector Unions Do Not Raise Employee Pay
In a study released by Brigham Young University, MIT-trained economist Brigham Fransen found that average wages in newly organized companies
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Teamster Beat
After 3 years of show, a decision has finally been made in the Boston Teamsters/Top Chef trial. Local 25 members
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Union Pension Turmoil
In New York, 34,000 Teamsters could soon vote on a plan approved by the Treasury Department to introduce cuts to
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It’s All Academic
It’s been said many times that unions are a thing of the past and if they want to survive they
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Fight For $15
Despite some recent success in places like Kansas City where voters approved a ballot measure this month to increase the
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Right To Work
Missouri is fighting to keep its newly enacted right-to-work law in place, and Big Labor recently achieved a victory in
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Auto Workers
For the first time since the Auto Worker’s 2014 attempt to organize the Chattanooga, Tenn. Volkswagen plant, the union held
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