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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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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“QSR Companies Are Sitting Ducks”
The May 21, 2010 issue of The Journal Record (Oklahoma business journal) featured an interview with Phil Wilson, President of
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YouTube Video: Their Governor
Check out this YouTube video covering: Their Governor. Watch this and others on our union video YouTube channel.
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Union Pension Funding Down The Drain!
Unions like to point to their pensions as a big selling point when recruiting new members. “What? Your company just
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Is EFCA Actually A Zombie?
The Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) is like one of those zombies you just can’t kill. The Wall Street Journal
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INK: July 08, 2010
Labor Relations INK In this issue: EFCA Update See No Evil, Hear No Evil… Health Care Industry Takes Center Stage
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Coming To A Construction Site Near You
Setting: Construction site, daytime – surrounded by picketers and protestors. Action: Enter two construction trucks attempting to get to their
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Shoe On The Other Foot
Apparently, a blinding flash of the obvious can strike labor officials who suddenly find themselves having to balance state or
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UFCW Loses Another One
Although Berkeley is known as a union-friendly town, 200 former union members have left the fold, as employees at Berkeley
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SEIU Update: Gunfight At The OK Corral
In what will be the largest union representation election since the 1940s, health care 45,000 workers at Kaiser Permanente may
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Health Care Industry Taking Center Stage
The 12,000 Minnesota nurses that staged a one-day strike several weeks ago threatened again to launch an open-ended strike, endangering
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12 Union Myths Exposed
In our eleventh installment of The Cato Journal’s January 2010 “Are unions good for America?” issue, we cover the eleventh
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