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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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Big fine against Carpenters for illegal campaign contributions
The FEC fined the Indiana-Kentucky Regional Council of Carpenters $297,000 for coerced and illegal campaign contributions in 1998, 2000 and
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I support my union "wholeheartedly," but…
Here’s a good question from a concerned union member on the UFCW’s You Are Worth More web site: Upon applying
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"You just get them to drink the Kool-Aid"
Interesting NYT article about the division caused during an organizing campaign – the union talked these folks into going on
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Tom Peters…
…has a great post on the new book Hardball: Are You Playing to Play or Playing to Win? Tom is
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Organizing Then and Now
This was the last session of the CUE conference (other than the Oktoberfest, complete with a Bavarian band). Did I
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Supervisory ER Toolkit
This was another open forum. It focused on best practices around developing front-line supervisors. Again there were a number of
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The Hopkinsville Kentucky Story
This was an interesting group. Hopkinsville is a community that has its economic act together – the Economic Development Council
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Cost of Unfair Labor Practice Charges
This session was presented by four attorney members of CUE’s Labor Lawyer’s Advisory Committee. As a labor lawyer already well-versed
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Diversity’s Impact on Postitive Employee Relations
Another great session. This one was led by two diversity officers of companies that you know by name. Especially when
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Positive Employee Relations Best Practices
This open forum was presented by three members with employee relations responsibility. Each presenter listed some of their unique positive
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Helping Employees Understand the LM-2
This was an especially interesting presentation for me, since I’ve testified a couple of times in Congress about the LM-2
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Creating the Competitive Organization – Wayne Brockbank
The first general session of the CUE conference was presented by Wayne Brockbank of University of Michigan (my alma mater
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