Joint Employer Podcast

Joint Employer Podcast

Phil was the guest on a recent episode of HR Break Room, addressing the proposed Joint Employer rule from the NLRB, and what it might mean for employers. Click the image to listen in to the 23-minute discussion:...
Labor Relations Insight

Labor Relations Insight

by Phil Wilson Iron Sharpens Iron: CUE Fall 2018 I just returned last night from the CUE Conference in Minneapolis. Once again the conference was a big success. Mike Vandervort, the Board of Directors, and the program chairs really outdid themselves. If you are an...
Union Bailout Update

Union Bailout Update

Coming as no surprise, Mark Pearce was nominated to serve a third term on the NLRB. As much as the business community was opposed to the move, the Democrats allegedly tied Pearce’s re-nomination to a package of other pending approvals across several departments. NLRB...
Misguided Affections?

Misguided Affections?

For as little of the population as actually has experience belonging to a union, it is interesting how many think favorably of unions. Although only 10.7% of all wage earners (and only 7.6 percent in the private sector) belonged to a union in 2017, yet 55% of all...
SEIU Watch

SEIU Watch

The 15-year president of the union local he founded, David Rolf has been prevented by term limits in the union’s constitution from further holding the position, handing the post to his protegé, Sterling Harders. Rolf turned Local 775 into a fund-raising machine for...

Is Bigger Better?

Two UFCW locals have merged, creating the largest UFCW local in a five-state area. Local 653 in Brooklyn Center, MN joined with Local 1161 in Worthington, MN. The new Local 663 represents 13,000 members. That’s one way to keep your membership roster...