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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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Knock, knock…truth squad
Don’t open your door when the “truth squad” comes knocking. A Teamsters truth squad – that’s rich. Now THIS is
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$39,000 Steelworkers embezzlement
In two short years this resourceful financial secretary for Steelworkers Local 3657 in Pittsburgh managed to steal $39,000 from the
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Can you say "lockout"?
The San Francisco hotel strike is now underway, with additional actions likely in LA and D.C. The union (UNITE HERE)
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Do unions help nonunion workers?
I love this argument over at Labor Blog. Nathan Newman claims that unions raise wages and working conditions for all
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Debunking the outsourcing myth
Daniel Drezner destroys the outsourcing “epidemic” argument in this NYT op-ed. Now if the rest of the paper (heck, just
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What the election REALLY means to labor
All the action on labor issues these days is with the agencies (the NLRB and the DOL). That is where
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I guess "unity" is just an expression…
The Machinists are threatening to leave the AFL-CIO if the reform movement accomplishes its goal of a New Unity Partnership.
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Should we close our borders to God?
This is a great take on the “problem” of cheap imports. I can see the Lou Dobbs report now… we
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New Unity Partnership
Leo Casey over at Labor Blog has an interesting post on the New Unity Partnership (NUP) being promoted by Andy
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Chicago, Chicago – it’s my kind of town
It’s good to run a Teamsters local in Chicago. Some of the highest paid union officials in the country run
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My sentiments exactly
I like this take (up to a point) on the US Airways bankruptcy. The colossal mismanagement of the airline industry,
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What happened to the biggest paycut in history?
I know it’s early, but the SHRM website reports: “In fact, no example of significant loss of overtime eligibility at
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