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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Labor Around The World
Increased levels of automation in the workforce are inevitable. However, one thing that isn’t certain is just how much these
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Labor Relations INK July 2017
In this issue: Philly Building Trades Council Head Under Investigation Union Goats? Alt-Labor Sticky Fingers, Insight, Scoreboard, SEIU Watch and
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Labor Relations Insight
by Phil Wilson Employee Handbooks: Finally, a Little Sanity Every summer my family visits Dodgeville, Wisconsin to camp with my
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Union Bailout Update
If you belong to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (you should!) you received their Labor, Regulation, and Employee Benefits Division
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SEIU Watch
After receiving a formal complaint from the Freedom Foundation, Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a charge this month against
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Philly Building Trades Council Head Under Investigation
Johnny Doc Dougherty – Image: “Johnny Doc” Dougherty has been a key subject in a year-long FBI wire-tapping investigation.
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Teamster Beat
John Coli Sr. Early this month, one of the most powerful labor leaders in the country, John Coli Sr., Teamsters
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After a Jack in the Box announcement that it’s considering selling Qdoba, many of the brand’s franchisees have come together
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Fight For Fifteen
  The Minneapolis City Council passed an ordinance on June 30th raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour over
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Right To Work
Earlier this month, a federal appeals court upheld Wisconsin’s 2015 Right-To-Work law. A similar battle is playing out in Kentucky,
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Whistlin’ Dixie
Workers at Nissan Motor’s Mississippi plant will vote on whether or not they want union representation on August 3rd and
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Union Goats?
It appears unions have a problem with goats these days… Not in general of course, just the ones who act
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