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Campaign Consulting

Credible, reputable experts you’ll be proud to introduce to your team.

  • All industries
  • Companies of any size type
  • Direct persuasion
  • Campaign strategy
  • Former union organizers & officials

Communication Tools

The right message and the right medium, all reinforcing the campaign sequence.

  • Videos (off-the shelf, custom, union-specific)
  • PowerPoint Presentations
  • Campaign Websites (dark sites, social pages)
  • Posters, flyers, memos, & much more

Opposition Research

Everything needed to paint the true picture of the union behind the organizer.

  • Library of 10 databases
  • Strike history
  • Financial records
  • Constitutions & bylaws

Campaign Specialty Items

Physical, compelling reminders that reinforce your message.

  • Strike computers
  • Warranty coupon books
  • Buttons
  • T-shirts

“Thanks to LRI we overwhelmingly beat the Teamsters 43 to 3”

“I wanted to drop you a line to let you know about the terrific job LRI and your consultant did for our employees. 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… Your 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.” B. Rosa, Director of HR

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Former Union Organizer

Employee Advocates give your employees the facts about unions

“Employees respond to real people, former union organizers or labor experts, who have been in the trenches and can speak the truth in a language your employees understand.” 

LRI EMPLOYEE ADVOCATES: Your employees have fallen for union promises. You have about a 70% chance of losing your election even if you have a top-notch legal firm representing you. You’ve got about three week to convince your employees the union is a bad idea. Your employees don’t trust you right now and don’t know a thing about unions. Your hands are tied.

  • It’s not too late to create a foundation of trust with your employees. Your attorney is NOT going to talk to your employees and employees don’t connect with corporate lawyers anyway. They can’t relate.
  • LRI matches our Employee Advocates with your specific union petition, workforce demographics, and corporate culture. 
  • LRI Consultants know the law and how to communicate effectively, sharing the facts about unions in a way that is legal. We are the ONLY major labor consulting firm run by a labor attorney. If you aren’t up to speed on the laws and try to do it yourself, you could easily get into trouble out of the chute. Big mistake…

We win. It’s that simple. We have over 10,000 campaign election WINS or WITHDRAWALS (that’s when the union walks away after realizing employees no longer believe their empty promises). You can trust our consultants to do what is best for the Company and your employees. You have time to turn everything around if you call 800-888-9115 right away.

LRI Campaign Management

Campaign Calendar
Communication Materials

“You Can’t Afford To Lose Precious Time - You’ve Got EVERYTHING To Lose…”

CAMPAIGN MANAGEMENT: Whether you utilize our consultants to communicate directly with your employees or not, you have a few short weeks to make this right before the election happens.

You need a plan. Our plan has won over 10,000 union elections. At Labor Relations Institute, our campaign management is tailored to your business every step of the way. You need:

  • A Campaign Calendar
  • A method to legally assess whether you’re making progress
  • Communication materials written in plain English, not “heady” lawyer speak
  • Supervisors trained to keep you out of court
  • And so much more…

Where do you start? Call 800-888-9115. We’ll help you get set up with all your campaign materials. You don’t have time to reinvent the wheel. You need a proven program and we’ve got it ready to pack up and ship to you overnight.

NLRB PETITION

Case Studies - Election Wins

“Your company can win the election. LRI can show you how.”

Companies Who Have Successfully Won Their Elections: Want to learn more about how LRI consulting works? Call us at 800-888-9115 to talk with other companies like yours who have won their campaigns using LRI campaign consulting or you can read a few of our case studies listed below.

CASE STUDIES

Tube Manufacturing Company: The Teamsters filed a petition against this company – its second union election – with reported 80% support. The company did not engage our services until 3 weeks were left to the vote (they had done no campaigning up to that point). Through use of video campaigning and heavy support of the local management team we defeated the union by a 2 to 1 margin. <more…>

Winch Manufacturer: The Teamsters filed a petition to represent employees at a Midwestern winch manufacturer (they also engaged in cardsigning activity at a second company location, but that activity was squelched before a petition was filed). After a campaign that relied primarily on communication from the local management team, the company prevailed 45 to 8. <more…>

Casino Property: The Hotel & Restaurant and Service Employees Unions filed a petition to represent about 400 casino employees. They pulled out all the stops, including numerous disruptive anti-corporate campaign tactics. In the end employee rejected the unions by a 3 to 1 margin. <more…>

Union Elections Won

Direct Relationships Preserved

Forty years. Over 10,000 elections. More than a quarter-million direct relationships preserved. The most wins and satisfied clients – period.

Every day we are educating employees somewhere about the disadvantages of unions. We know the ropes, we have the right people and we use the right tools. Is it important to continue to be able to work directly with your teammates, or not? Even if the union is only poking around and hasn’t filed a petition yet, if you’re serious about continuing your direct relationship, pick up the phone and call us now.

When you’re in a battle with a union, just as when you’re battling for your share of the marketplace - marketing is paramount. Our communication tools can help your team distribute all the right messages in the most productive fashions to help you come out with the win. If you want help figuring out what is best for your situation, call Eric.

Campaign Videos

Video is still the most effective tool to quickly and convincingly get your employees the facts about unions. From interviews with our former union organizers to custom videos that are specifically designed for your company’s union fighting needs, LRI has you covered.

Benefits: credible, persuasive subject-matter experts; consistent messaging that has won thousands of NLRB elections; very cost effective.

Want a sneak peek? Just give us a call at 1-800-888-9115 and ask for our video preview password.

Campaign in a Box

Our high-impact, campaign PowerPoint presentations are specifically designed to help you communicate with your employees amid the tension of a union campaign.

Presentations cover all 6 phases of every campaign: card-signing or first rumors of organizing; unions are a business; collective bargaining; constitution, bylaws, and rules of the road; strikes; 25th Hour presentation.

Each presentation contains powerful video clips from LRI’s video library that dramatically illustrate the facts about unions. Each phase includes a customizable presentation, weekly checklist, handouts, flyers, postings and more.

Benefits: Flexible, highly customizable messaging; includes research and high-impact video clips to maximize effectiveness; encourages voters to investigate the facts for themselves.

Campaign Websites

Union organizing campaigns are no longer confined to just the workplace. More and more unions are waging round-the-clock Internet-based campaigns. Unions often put up websites before a petition is filed with the NLRB. Smart, aggressive management side campaigners must be prepared to do the same.

An LRI-designed Campaign Website provides timely information that is not only union-specific but union local-specific. It will become your employees’ primary source for campaign news. LRI does all the Web design and research for you. Our unrivaled database pinpoints the history and weaknesses of the specific local union that has targeted your employees.

Benefits: Can be instantly updated to address evolving issues and misinformation from the union;  a 24/7 Campaign Website connects with voters at their convenience; encourages voters to research issues thoroughly.

Campaign Literature

The development and distribution of effective literature and handouts are vital. Messages that voters can hold onto, absorb at their convenience, or refer back to keep your campaign working, even when group meetings or one-on-one contact are over. LRI has a variety of coordinated messages available in a choice of formats and languages.

Benefits: Additional “impression” for key campaign messages; provides additional emphasis to main issues in your campaign; encourages additional discussion between voters, outside of meetings.

LRI Online’s proprietary databases provide up-to-the-minute statistics on every union local in the United States. This data often provides the “smoking gun” argument needed to persuade employees that the union local seeking to represent them is not all that it claims to be.

To ensure that every campaign has the information essentials, LRI created the Campaign Data Pac. This coordinated package of resource materials includes the union-specific documentation that thousands of campaigns have shown to be the most persuasive, plus ready-to-use voter handouts that support the LRI video presentations and reinforce the disadvantages of unionization. Campaign Data Pacs are available for most unions and include hundreds of pages of high-impact, factual information. To order a union-specific Campaign Data Pac call 800-888-9115, M-F 8am - 5pm Central Time.

Complete Campaign Data Pac

All the data you need to win.
(contents listed to the right)
Receive a substantial discount when you order the complete package.

Local union election results

International Union constitution & financial report

Local Union Bylaws

Local Union Financial Report

Union-Specific strike history

Local union or area-specific ULP charges

Custom Research
Deep dive research projects for campaign opposition research, site selection, bargaining preparation and more. Feel free to call 800-888-9115 to discuss your project.

Looking for an easy, high-impact way to get the sometimes complex messages about the problems with unions across to voters? Do you need a way to counter the “too good to be true” promises of a union organizer? Try one (or all) of these battle-tested Specialty Items in your next campaign.

Every union avoidance campaign will benefit from specialty items that further develop and focus your pro-employee, union-free message. These items are a simple way to communicate often complex ideas, or of injecting humor into a rigorous campaign. Some items are specifically designed to create a positive bandwagon effect as a union representation election approaches. Their greatest value is as quick, tangible reminders to voters of the many negatives of supporting the union.

Warranty Coupon Books

Warranty Coupons dramatically illustrate how empty the union’s promises really are. Concerned voters won’t hesitate to confront a union organizer with their coupon booklets and ask for signed guarantees - something no organizer will give. When this happens, the core issues of many union campaigns begin to crumble. Available in English or Spanish.

Strike Computers

Strike Calculators are a simple way to communicate the often complex idea of how much money a strike could cost an employee and his or her family. These easy-to-use handouts let your employees calculate for themselves how much in wages they could lose during a union strike and how long they would have to work to recover the lost income. A voter simply sets the Strike Computer on the amount of money they make per week and the number of weeks a strike might last. (Available in three pay ranges: $300-$550 per week; $450-$700 per week; $600-$850 per week).

Vote No! Wristbands

Another great way to keep your campaign message on target 24/7 is wearable items imprinted with a union-free message. These powerful little personal billboards allow union-free supporters to express their opposition to union membership while also reminding undecided voters of the tide of popular opinion running against the union. Vote NO! wristbands are a great way for company supporters to express their view in a subtle way, especially in workplaces where buttons or other items might cause safety concerns.

Hover on image to see other choices.

Vote NO! buttons are another great way for company supporters to show their coworkers how they feel about a union coming into the company. A variety of colorful and eye-catching messages are applied to sturdy 2.25 inch diameter buttons. These items can create a positive bandwagon effect as a union representation election approaches.They’re fun, high-impact, and can help voters relax a bit during what can often be a stressful campaign.

T-Shirts

Vote NO! t-shirts are another specialty item that can provide a key point of emphasis in your upcoming election. Unions often provide supporters with t-shirts and ask them to wear them to work to show their support of the union. These shows of union support can sometimes discourage the “silent majority” who do not want a union. Providing union-free t-shirts can help energize company supporters and perhaps show the union that it does not enjoy the support it may think it does.

Why Clients Choose LRI

Respected Authority

LRI has educated employees and repaired frayed working relationships for 40 years.The only major labor relations firm run by a labor attorney, we are regularly tapped as experts by major labor law firms, the business media, Congress, and national groups like the US Chamber of Commerce, SHRM and CUE.

Trusted Educators

When you are trying to re-build trust with employees the last thing you need is for your consultant to become an issue. Unfortunately some exaggerate or even lie about their union experience or background. Our consultants all undergo extensive professional and criminal background checks and ethics training before they ever step foot in your company.

Employees First

Union elections happen when things go wrong. While we’ve helped over 250,000 employees keep their direct relationship, we pride ourselves on HOW we do it. We treat employees with respect. We educate using facts and experiences that resonate. And we help develop leaders so the mistakes that led the election don’t happen again.

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.

What Our Clients Say

I would like to thank your team on our recent victory over the IAFF in our election on Friday. We won with about 2/3 of the votes in our favor. I could not have done it without the great work of [consultant name withheld]. He got to the root of the problem almost immediately and got me headed in the right direction. Thanks again for your expert help.

I just wanted to take a moment and personally thank you for lending us your expertise and hard work in helping [Company Name Withheld] remain Union-Free. You were instrumental in helping me stop the Teamsters, who had been previously batting 1000 against [Company Name]; winning several elections against this past year. With a resounding 50% margin of victory, I believe we sent them a clear message that we intend to remain union-free.

I wanted to drop you a line to let you know about the terrific job [consultant name withheld] and LRI 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 appreciate 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. [He] 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.

Here’s what others are saying about LRI...

As a current target of a union organizing campaign, I highly value this site to provide me any new information regarding the Card Check Bill or anything that could be of value in combating what is unquestionably the most undemocratic and biased procedure and battle I have ever encountered. Representing oneself is difficult enough and I appreciate all that the LRI does.
— M. Nelson

I think you provide excellent resources to us employers, especially those of us that are seriously concerned about potential unionization efforts at our organizations.
— F. Fernandez

I saw this video at a recent seminar on union avoidance and it scared me to realize how easily employees could be “convinced” to sign a union card.
— J. Wadle

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.
— W. Moyer

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.
— B. Rosa

Hi Phil, I would like to thank your team on our recent victory over the IAFF in our election on Friday. We won with about 2/3 of the votes in our favor. I could not have done it without the great work of Scott. He got to the root of the problem almost immediately and got me headed in the right direction. Thanks again for your expert help.
— W. Woodcock

Extremely well written! Concise, pragmatic, useful data. One of the best ‘book reviews’ and actionable advice I’ve read in quite a while!!! THANK YOU!!!
— D. Harris

Always enjoy reading the latest and greatest posts and activity updates. This is a ‘favorite’ site for me and has been referred to several colleagues involved in and who want to learn about labor relations.
— G.L. Moore

This is a great resource. This site is used by me before any other resource. Information availability is plentiful and extremely useful. I consider this site as a must have in HR tool kits.
— M. Willard

I just wanted to take a moment and personally thank you for lending us your expertise and hard work in helping [Company Name Withheld] remain Union-Free. You were instrumental in helping me stop the Teamsters, who had been previously batting 1000 against [Company Name]; winning several elections against this past year. With a resounding 50% margin of victory, I believe we sent them a clear message that we intend to remain union-free.
— S. Loe

good coherency and largely actionable information
— C. Milum

Excellent site and excellent compilation of developments.
— J. Raudabaugh

Excellent coverage of labor issues such as EFCA.
— P. Landau

Very good info available on this site. I end up printing it out and keeping the info available.
— G. Behling

Always informative; useful infomation and savy applications/implementation; clever packaging
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