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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Another labor blog
This one is called Natron Law and is hosted by Nathan Paul Mehrens, general counsel at Stop Union Political Abuse
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AFL-CIO website on Wal-Mart
In their continuing drum-beat against the “Wal-Martization” of America, the AFL-CIO has launched a new website called It is
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Update on the new overtime regulations in action
Emory university just made 800 formerly salaried employees eligible for overtime. Oh, and they don’t like it.
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Questioning the role of labor
This is a really interesting article of an interview with Harvard economist Claudia Goldin (tip of the hat to Cafe
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"If my lawyers don’t eat…
…then my business agents don’t eat.” Anthony Rumore, former president (now permanently barred from) Teamsters local 812 in Scarsdale NY.
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African-Americans and labor laws
Here is a summary of a very intriguing take on the impact our the National Recovery Act, labor laws and
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From the Rainbow state…
A refreshing (and a bit depressing) perspective.
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David Bonior is such a shill…
LONG post, but this one got my blood boiling a bit… The San Francisco Chronicle published a letter from David
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Pictures from the SF Hotel strike
There are some great pictures up on the San Francisco hotel strike (now lockout), including this one: This is an
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Heads up on a new labor blog
Here is a new blog published by labor law professors. It is only a couple of days old but it
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Minimum wage and unemployment
The state of Washington will have the nation’s highest minimum wage ($7.35 per hour) in January. Interestingly, Washington also has
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UPDATE – Can you say lockout?
San Francisco hotels locked out striking hotel employees. Interestingly, in a full-page ad taken out by the hotels today they
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