When Bloomberg News contacted LRI President Phil Wilson to comment about the upcoming union election rule changes, Wilson took the opportunity to highlight one of the most effective ways to hold union organizers at bay:
Wilson, who helps employers in labor strategies, said companies have little to fear if workers are content with their managers. Managers should be trained to recognize workers’ concerns and address them before support builds for a union.
“The No. 1 thing they need to do is work on the frontline supervisory group,” said Wilson. “If they’re doing a good job, they don’t have to worry about unions.”
Over the last two years, LRI has developed a powerful supervisory training program, Leadership for Results. If you are concerned about the shortened election rules, you may want to contact us for details.