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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Make It Go Away!
In 2014, employees of a Unifirst Corp. laundry in Pennsylvania won a decertification petition against the Steelworkers, only to see
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Alt Labor
One thing that this last election cycle made clear is that it matters to union members how their money is
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AFL-CIO Skews The Facts
The AFL-CIO recently released “Executive Paywatch” report continues to misrepresent to the American public the difference between CEO pay in
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Union Money Shell Game
In 2016, the UNITE HERE financial disclosure forms indicate that it contributed more than $237,000 to Yale’s graduate student union,
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SEIU Watch
We stumbled upon a job posting for an SEIU Local 509 Internal Organizer. Nothing unusual about that. Until you read
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It’s All Academic
Earlier this month, the NLRB ruled against Vanderbilt’s claim that full-time, non-tenure-track instructors are managers. This means that such instructors
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Fight For $15
A push to increase the minimum wage in Louisiana failed in a Senate committee. The state’s minimum wage will remain
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Auto Workers
The Auto Workers would probably prefer the media spotlight wasn’t on them at the moment. First, new evidence has suggested
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Labor Around The World
Protection contracts are “agreements negotiated between a company and a union that doesn’t legitimately represent workers.” This is because they’re
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Labor Relations INK April 2017
In this issue: UFCW Reveals Strategy for 2017 Union Leaders & Money – A Bad Combination No Opting Out Allowed
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Union Bailout Update
T-Mobile President John Legere In 2015, T-Mobile established an employee-representative group as a way of securing feedback from front-line employees.
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