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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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Non-Union Construction Workers Beaten Near Picket Line
Our quote of the day comes from none other than Ironworkers Local 401 Business Manager Joe Dougherty. When asked to
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Breaking: NMB Granted Summary Judgment on Rule Change
The AFA just announced that the U.S. District Court in Washington, DC has just granted summary judgment to the National
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Will EFCA Make A Move During “Lame Duck Session?”
Senator Tom Harkin suggested Thursday that the Senate may try to move the Employee Free Choice Act during the lame-duck
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NLRB Operating At Full Steam Again
For the first time since late 2007, the NLRB is operating fully with five members as new members Brian Hayes
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INK: June 24, 2010
Labor Relations INK In this issue: • EFCA Update • Nurses Union Wants Its Cake, And to Eat It To!
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A Union Is… Well… A Union.
We have continued to cover the fight between SEIU and NUHW over the tens of thousands of medical employees in
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Bargaining Crap-Shoot
During organizing campaigns, one of the aspects most misrepresented by union organizers is the process of collective bargaining. Organizers typically
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Ahh, the High Life!
Let’s see, you are the president of a union local with access to credit and debit cards, and are also
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Toyota Beware!
Newly-elected UAW president Bob King revealed his union’s next war as he declared, “We’re going to pound on Toyota.” King
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Political At Heart
A recent Labor Notes article reflecting on the recent UAW convention reiterates the key premise mentioned in the above article,
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SEIU Watch
In California, thousands of health care employees will finally have a chance to make a selection between SEIU and their
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12 Union Myths Exposed
In our tenth installment of The Cato Journal’s January 2010 “Are unions good for America?” issue, we cover the tenth
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