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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Blogging the CUE conference
I’m at the CUE fall conference (CUE stands for Conference on Union-Free Environment) in Salt Lake City at the beautiful
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Another labor and employment law blog
This one, Thoughts from a Management Lawyer, is from Canada (thanks for the heads up, Michael) but comments quite a
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New overtime survey
The HR Policy Association (Jeff McGuiness and Dan Yager are at the head of the class when it comes to
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This is an important article
If you haven’t seen this yet, Chris Anderson (editor of Wired magazine) has written a terrific article on the internet
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Wasted time in meetings
I’ve really been remiss at posting on organization development (I like to call it organizational excellence) topics, which I am
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Great post on outsourcing and Murphy’s Law of Economics
Cato hosted a conference on outsourcing and the labor market yesterday and Arnold Kling over at Econlog posted a quick
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Interesting article on indian gaming
This article in LA Weekly is an excellent, in-depth primer on indian gaming in California, and the Terminator’s recent odd-bedfellows
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Labor agenda in a second Bush term
George Will has an interesting editorial in today’s Washington Post. In it he lays out what he believes will be
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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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