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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Labor Around The World
President Macron The election of President Emmanuel Macron in early May upended France’s political system. The sensation continued last week
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Wilson Quoted Regarding Persuader Rule
In a June 9 article on the Persuader Rule, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) reached out to LRI
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Phil Explains LM-2 Treasure to SHRM Readers
In a recent article for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) website, Phil describes how to research a union
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Labor Relations INK May 2017
In this issue: Make It Go Away AFL-CIO Skews the Facts Union Money Shell Game Fight For $15 Insight, Scoreboard,
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Labor Relations Insight
by Phil Wilson Can We Confirm a Board Already? This is getting pretty frustrating. Believe me, I understand that the
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Union Bailout Update
Alex Acosta At the end of April, the Senate confirmed the appointment of Alex Acosta as Labor Secretary. Acosta replaced
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Make It Go Away!
In 2014, employees of a Unifirst Corp. laundry in Pennsylvania won a decertification petition against the Steelworkers, only to see
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Alt Labor
One thing that this last election cycle made clear is that it matters to union members how their money is
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AFL-CIO Skews The Facts
The AFL-CIO recently released “Executive Paywatch” report continues to misrepresent to the American public the difference between CEO pay in
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Union Money Shell Game
In 2016, the UNITE HERE financial disclosure forms indicate that it contributed more than $237,000 to Yale’s graduate student union,
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SEIU Watch
We stumbled upon a job posting for an SEIU Local 509 Internal Organizer. Nothing unusual about that. Until you read
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It’s All Academic
Earlier this month, the NLRB ruled against Vanderbilt’s claim that full-time, non-tenure-track instructors are managers. This means that such instructors
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