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“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.

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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.

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.
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— 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.
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Dealing with a union election? Let us help.
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