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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
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
“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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“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…
LRI Campaign Management
“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…
“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.
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.
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 the Cloud
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.
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.
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.
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.
All the data you need to win.
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Receive a substantial discount when you order the complete package.
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.
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.
Why Clients Choose LRI
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
Here’s what others are saying about LRI...
— 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
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