Labor Relations Insight by Phil Wilson

How (and How Much) to Train Rapid Responders? “How do I keep my response team trained and keep their skills fresh (without having to go through a union election)?” It’s one of the most common questions I get from clients. Do you struggle with this? Join the club. This...
Union Bailout Update

Union Bailout Update

The addition of a new member to the Supreme Court always has ramifications for labor. In general, as a conservative, Trump nominee Brett Kavanaugh has a pro-business record, and according to this detailed profile, “Kavanaugh generally brings a pragmatic approach to...

SEIU Watch

Now that Janus is officially passed, many people who have been forced to pay for union representation are wondering, “Can I get my money back?” SEIU is one of the first unions to have a lawsuit filed against them in this regard. Freedom Foundation is leading the...
Millennials & Unions

Millennials & Unions

Although it has been posited that Millennials are more likely to be progressive/liberal in political mindset, they are pragmatic in their view toward the trajectory of their work life. This seems to be lost on unions, who rather than spend money to woo this infusion...
Another Band-Aide To The Union Pension Crisis?

Another Band-Aide To The Union Pension Crisis?

Big Labor leaders and Democrats are still trying to use taxpayer-funded means of salvaging soon-insolvent union multi-employer pension plans. They are finding it a hard sell even to their in-house crowd. The proposed Butch-Lewis Act of 2017 would create a new agency...

Teamster Beat

Last month, the NLRB ordered Teamsters Local 385 to reimburse dues money that the union continued to deduct from employee paychecks, even after those employees requested their union membership to be cancelled. This, in the midst of current allegations that these local...