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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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"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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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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