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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Fat Cat Union Bosses
This is a great 2 minute Fox News video exposing the exorbitant salaries and benefits that union bosses around New
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By Hook Or By Crook
A recent editorial out of Michigan exposes the attempt by the state’s legislators to again team up with unions and
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Social Media Strategy Tutorial
A young entrepreneur known for providing highly useful union organizing content on the Web has released a new resource that
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Corruption Rampant In Carpenters Union
The running story of the racketeering case against New York Local 608 of the Carpenters Union continues to unfold, revealing
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Employee Relations Tip Of The Month
Em-Power To The People! Work is most motivating to employees when they have a say in determining how it gets
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Fact or Fantasy?
John McElroy, pundit for the auto industry, has an interesting piece about the chances of the United Auto Workers (UAW)
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Organizing Tactics Never Die…
…they just change with the times. In many of our interviews with former union organizers, one of the chief tactics
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12 Union Myths Exposed
In our final installment of The Cato Journal’s January 2010 “Are unions good for America?” issue, we cover the twelfth
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SEIU Update
Wilhelm says no deal with SEIU It appeared that “settlement” talks between SEIU and UNITE HERE were rolling toward a
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Card Check Cannibals
I had to “steal” the title for this post directly from the author, as the analogy was just too good.
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EFCA Update
Enthusiasm does not seem to be dissipating on either side of the EFCA struggle. The Big Labor/Dem camp had to
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Unions Hit the Self-Destruct Button
Libertarian blogger Tim Nerenz had a couple of interesting posts on unions. The first deals with how unions are putting
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