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Superb structure and content advisory for the LM avalanche approaching. I particularly liked the tripwire commentary and redirection to the Jump team. Then there are those masterful remarks in the communications tips, especially the employee-centric point.. Liked the set up to the toxic employee in a compressed time period...should be appealing to most managers.
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I wanted to drop you a line to let you know about the terrific job LRI and your consultant did for our employees. He was extremely knowledgeable, easy to work with and has great interpersonal skills that allow him to genuinely connect with employees at all levels. Our facilities mechanics and custodians were so appreciative of his work and the information he shared that he received many hugs, handshakes and thank yous on the last day. He also left management with a lot to think about and a road map of what needs to be done differently. Our employees ultimately voted to overwhelmingly defeat the Teamsters 43-no to 3-yes that allows us to continue to work directly with our employees in their best interest giving the us the opportunity to make things right. You consultant was a great partner to HR as well, collaborating on the strategy and actions needed to make the union campaign a success. Thank you again for the great service. I would welcome the opportunity to be a reference for LRI at anytime.
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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 first application would be denied. While this doesn’t mean the 5,200 active and retired Teamsters members in New York are in the clear for good, it does mean that their pensions are safe for a few more months.

Meanwhile, four more unions filed applications with the U.S. Treasury Department asking permission to cut retirement benefits in order to keep their funds solvent (hopefully). The United Furniture Workers’ (merged with IUE-CWA) fund is in the worst shape of the new applicants with projected insolvency expected to take place in the next five years if nothing is done. In total, if all applications are approved, as many as 20,309 union members could

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UAW Freezes Workers Out of Recovery

Workers at GM’s assembly plant in Moraine, Ohio had the opportunity to join the UAW in 1981, when the factory was first converted from making Frigidaire refrigerators to assembling vehicles. At the time they were members of the International Union of Electrical Workers, and they voted to stick with the IUE. For decades the Moraine workers simply agreed to the language of the UAW master agreement and there was never any labor tension in the Moraine plant. In fact, in 2007, the plant won recognition as the nation’s most efficient midsize-SUV plant from The Harbour Report™, a measure of manufacturing productivity. Not long afterward that award however IUE leaders made the mistake that would later cost all Moraine employees their jobs – they made concessions at the start of the economic downturn against the expressed wishes

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