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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Union Pension Turmoil
The New York State Teamsters Conference pension fund withdrew their application to cut pensions after getting information that hinted their
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Labor Around The World
Some may remember that on April 24, 2013, a garment factory complex collapsed in Bangladesh, killing more than 1,130 workers
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Labor Relations INK March 2017
In this issue: It’s All Academic AFL-CIO Headquarters Staff Dwindles Longshoremen Union Out of Step with Membership Insight, Fight for
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Labor Relations Insight
by Phil Wilson The Clash, The Beatles and Lafe Solomon Radio DJ Wolfman Jack The Supreme Court at last issued
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Union Bailout Update
Many are hopeful over the course of the nation’s labor laws over the next four years. That hope was invigorated
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SEIU Watch
Two top officials from SEIU Healthcare Michigan have been removed from their positions as an investigation into large amounts of
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It’s All Academic
The fight to organize graduate students at Harvard has come to a standstill. Although the results of the November election
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Union Pension Turmoil
Well it finally happened. As of late last month, one of the strongest and most successful pension funds officially ran
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Teamster Beat
The NLRB has issued a complaint against Teamsters Local 455 for “violating workers’ fundamental rights.” It all started late last
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AFL-CIO Headquarters Staff Dwindles
In the wake of increasingly lower union member numbers, the mother ship itself is being forced into some changes. Late
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Fight For $15
Michigan State Senator Coleman Young II Attempts to raise the minimum wage in Connecticut to $15 an hour stalled in
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Right To Work
Right-to-Work has gained quite a bit of momentum in recent years, up from 22 states and 41% of the nation’s
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