Richard Trumka Fortune Teller?

Richard Trumka recently made a few predictions worth watching. First, Trumka doesn’t think November’s election results will be too bad for Democrats. Next, he predicts that the SEIU will rejoin the AFL-CIO since it will have new leadership (not so fast according to new SEIU President Mary Kay Henry). Finally, Trumka predicts a vote and passage of the Employee Free Choice Act by year’s end (more on that in a future post). We will see how accurate he is at predicting the future.

LRI Quoted In Human Resource Executive

Phillip Wilson, President of LRI, was quoted in the Human Resource Executive in an article on “Benefiting from Friends at Work” Phil said the focus should be on strong supervisor-team relationships instead of friendships. The article says:

And Phillip Wilson, president of the Labor Relations Institute in Broken Arrow, Okla., says that, while workplace friendships can be good, they are not the primary reason for productivity in the workplace.

“Remember that people leave bosses, not co-workers or companies. The No. 1 key to a positive and productive workplace is the quality of front-line leaders,” he says. “Get this wrong and a whole team of best friends won’t accomplish anything. But a good leader can get a team of people who don’t like each other to accomplish great things.”

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YouTube Video: Union Officials Threaten Nurses

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YouTube Video: Union Violence Meets the Sopranos

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“Homeless” Carpenters on the Picket Line

The Carpenters Union is once again paying the homeless minimum wage to picket in place of unionized construction workers, I guess because there are some jobs a carpenter just won’t do.

Mary Kay Henry Likely Next SEIU President!

Anna Burger, SEIU Secretary-Treasurer has withdrawn her candidacy for union president, all but ensuring that Mary Kay Henry an international executive vice president will become the leader of Andy Stern’s Empire.

LRI Quoted in Biz570.com Article

LRI’s president Phillip Wilson was quoted in the article “Banish the bane of a bad boss” by Christopher Cornell. In the article he cites a couple of the tests Phil offers to tell whether you’re a bad boss. Here is what he says:

Phillip Wilson, president of the Broken Arrow, Okla.-based Labor Relations Institute and author of “The Next 52 Weeks: One Year to Transform Your Workplace” has some tests to find out if you’re a bad boss. “Test No. 1: You constantly feel like you are “out of the loop” and it makes you angry. This is evidence that you probably shoot the messenger (you start running out of messengers after a while…).”

Another test: “You fire a lot of people. This is evidence that you are either a terrible judge of talent or a terrible leader.

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SEIU Cartoon

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YouTube Video: SEIU at My Doorstep 4 of 4

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YouTube Video: SEIU at My Doorstep 3 of 4

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