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Thank you for help. Your recommendation to add Fred Grubb to our negotiation team was right on. He has been a God-send. His counsel has kept me from the steel bar hotel. I cannot deal with habitual liars. You need to talk with him to understand what I mean. Fred said he could “write a book” about this negotiation, it has been so bizarre.
Jesse M., commercial construction company

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I saw this video at a recent seminar on union avoidance and it scared me to realize how easily employees could be "convinced" to sign a union card.
J. Wadle

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Others to Contact:

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Contact Rep. Darrell Issa

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Additional Resources

Complete text of the DOL/OLMS press release announcing the rule

Vulnerability Assessment White Paper (our newest!)

Left of Boom White Paper

Bookmark this page! We’ll put updates here as the comment period ends. If/when the final rule becomes law, we’ll update you on strategy.

Once again a regulatory agency is pulling out all the stops to bail out their union benefactors.  This time the goal is to put every employer in the country under a “gag order” by forcing them – under threat of criminal penalty – to report things like money spent on supervisory training, attendance at seminars and even employee opinion surveys.On Tuesday the Department of Labor will formally propose a rule change to the Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act. This proposed rule dramatically limits the so-called “advice” exception and means that most discussions about unions between company managers and their attorney or consultant will be subject to public reporting requirements.We’ve read the 160-page document. While we have been anticipating this rule change for many months now, there are several big surprises.

What will this mean to you as an employer? Join us Tuesday or Wednesday for a special webinar briefing on the proposed rule change. What we will cover:

•    The proposed rule changes (including the DOL’s list of 13 things you are probably doing today that will trigger the reporting requirement);
•    Actions you can take today that could help prevent the proposed rule from going into effect;
•    What steps you should take if and when the change is implemented.Come back to this page frequently over the next several months where we will provide updates, suggested scripts and other information.

This live Webinar was originally delivered June 21st & June 22nd, 2011

Webinar Slide Deck

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