Wilson Quoted Regarding Persuader Rule

In a June 9 article on the Persuader Rule, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) reached out to LRI president and general council Phil Wilson for comment. Phil reminded the readers that although the rule is under an injunction, it is also technically in effect, and the only way to be “completely the rule goes away” is another rule making.

The Office of Labor-Management Standards posted notice in the Federal Register to rescind the rule, and the comment period is now open. Check here or on the image below for details and to post comments.

 

Phil Explains LM-2 Treasure to SHRM Readers

In a recent article for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) website, Phil describes how to research a union using the LM-2 form, which all unions must provide to the government.

 

Wilson Presents at SHRM D.C. Gathering

On March 14, LRI President Phil Wilson co-presented at the Society for Human Resource Management Employment Law & Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C., with Mike VanDervort, the Executive Director of CUE, Inc.

The two addressed risk assessment to union encroachment in light of the new administration and evolving union strategies. SHRM summarized the take-aways from the presentation in this article.

Phil Quoted On Union Membership Decline

The Society for Human Resource Management recently reached out to a variety of experts in the field of labor relations, looking for explanations for the latest decline in union membership, as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In the article, LRI’s president highlighted on of the causes: “Despite all of the negative PR [public relations] unions like to heap on U.S. businesses, the fact is that most working people do not believe they are mistreated or need the protection of a union.”

Phil Teaches COPE in Ardmore

The Arbuckle Area SHRM chapter and the Southern Oklahoma Leadership Luncheon came together Jan. 12th to host LRI President Phil Wilson, as he addressed the core leadership skill of follow up and follow through. Phil led the group through one of the learning modules of the Approachable Leadership Learning System, and taught the COPE method – Capture, Organize, Prioritize, and Execute.

How Does Labor Relations Change Under Trump? Phil Quoted in SHRM

shrmWe all know to expect changes in labor relations when Trump takes office. But what those changes are remain yet to be determined. While it’s easy to expect him to be more pro-business than the Obama administration, in a recent SHRM article, Phil suggests that we need to be careful not to assume too much.

“The Trump administration won’t necessarily be in lock step with the establishment GOP on labor issues,” he stated.

Click here to dive in.

Trump, Small Business, and Obamacare: Phil’s Advice for Frontline Leaders

kgouHow will Trump’s expected actions to repeal and replace Obamacare effect small business owners?

That’s what KGOU, an NPR broadcast company in Oklahoma, wants to know. They reached out to Phil for comment. Click here to check it out.

Will Trump Bring Back the Union-Auditing Office? Phil Weighs in.

bloombergLate last week, Bloomberg published a deep dive article discussing whether or not the DOL’s Office of Labor Management Standards will change its policies once Trump takes the reigns.

What policies? you ask. Well you may remember when the Bush administration created a division within the OLMS to audit large international unions. Then early in the Obama administration, it was disband.

The question now is, will it be reinstated? At least to some degree?

Bloomberg reached out to Phil for comment. Click here to learn more.

Phil Quoted in SHRM Article on SEIU's $7.8 Million Fine

shrmFor nearly a decade, Professional Janitorial Services has been fighting for justice against the Service Employees International Union. The union was finally found guilty of “wrongfully interfering” in PJS business while targeting them in a union organizing drive.

SHRM asked Phil for comment. Check it out here.

Wilson Quoted in Fortune Article on VW/UAW Debate

fortuneFortune lends an ear to Phil in this recent article on Volkswagen’s decision to challenge the NLRB’s ruling on organizing via micro-units.

 

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