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Labor Relations INK August 2021

Labor Relations INK August 2021

In this issue Changing of the Guard Vaccination Mandates Rideshare Rollercoaster Scoreboard, Insight and more... Labor Relations Insight by Phil Wilson Be careful what you wish for Tomorrow the NLRB will officially flip to a Democrat majority, with former SEIU...

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Labor Relations Insight by Phil Wilson

Labor Relations Insight by Phil Wilson

Be careful what you wish for Tomorrow the NLRB will officially flip to a Democrat majority, with former SEIU in-house counsel David Prouty replacing William Emanuel. The Republican majority was in place for just over four years, one of the shortest runs of Republican...

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Labor Relations INK July 2021

Labor Relations INK July 2021

In this issue: PCA & Covid-19 Woke Politics As Organizing Tool Is Media The Next Union Stronghold? Insight, Labor Around the World, Scoreboard and more ********** Labor Relations Insight by Phil Wilson I’m a big Neil Young fan. I’ve been listening to him since I...

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Labor Relations Insight July 2021

by Phil Wilson I’m a big Neil Young fan. I’ve been listening to him since I got my first “sound system” – one of those 1980’s all-in-one turntable, cassette tape, radio deals. The speakers were terrible, but in a weird way that probably made Neil Young and Crazy Horse...

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Labor Relations Insight June 2021 Redux

Labor Relations Insight Redux by Phil Wilson In the last issue of INK, through a technical glitch we accidently posted a prior version of Phil’s Insight article.  Here is the article that was supposed to have been posted as the June Insight. Cedar Point Nursery and...

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Labor Relations INK June 2021

Labor Relations INK June 2021

In This Issue: Private property rights NLRB organizing efforts Covid Chaos Uber for workers Sticky fingers, Insight, Scoreboard and more... ********** Labor Relations Insight by Phil Wilson Cedar Point Nursery and Organizer Access to Private Property Yesterday the...

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Labor Relations Insight June 2021

by Phil Wilson Cedar Point Nursery and Organizer Access to Private Property Yesterday the Supreme Court issued its decision in Cedar Point Nursery. The 6-3 decision split along the conservative-liberal wings of the Court. Justices Breyer, Kagan and Sotomayor dissented...

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Labor Relations INK May 2021

Labor Relations INK May 2021

In this issue: NLRB member finally nominated Union popularity vs. business Robots filling orders Sectoral bargaining coming? Scoreboard, Insight, Sticky Fingers and more… ********** Labor Relations Insight by Phil Wilson Save the date: On June 24th I’m presenting The...

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Labor Relations Insight by Phil Wilson

Labor Relations Insight by Phil Wilson

Save the date: On June 24th I’m presenting The PRO Act Pivot. The point of this webinar isn’t hand-wringing over this terrible legislation. Instead, we’ll focus on the practical steps you should be taking NOW to both anticipate the PRO Act and situate your company to...

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Wilson Responds to Blogging Policy Questions

Wilson Responds to Blogging Policy Questions

In a recent article by The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Phil was asked to comment on a recent NLRB decision upholding a company's "no disparagement" blogging policy. While cautioning that such policies are tricky to draft and enforce, he reminded...

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Wilson Adds to Weingarten Rights Discussion

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) reached out to Phil Wilson to understand how employers typically respond to Weingarten Rights issues. Wilson explained that most unionized employers default to informing an employee of their Weingarten Rights, to avoid...

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Labor Relations INK April 2021

Labor Relations INK April 2021

In this issue: Lessons from Bessemer Sectoral Bargaining White Collar Organizing Rising? Insight, Sticky Fingers, Scoreboard and more… ********** Labor Relations Insight by Phil Wilson The PRO Act Pivot The biggest union election in decades ended in a lopsided loss...

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Labor Relations Insight – April 2021

by Phil Wilson The PRO Act Pivot The biggest union election in decades ended in a lopsided loss for the Retail Wholesale and Department Store Workers Union (RWDSU) in Bessemer Alabama earlier this month. Predictably, the entire labor movement is crying foul. The union...

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Give Approachable Leadership a test run!

Give Approachable Leadership a test run!

If you were hoping for a low-cost way to give our Approachable Leadership training a trial run in anticipation of recommending it for your front-line leaders, Or… You just want to experience the power of Approachable Leadership for your personal development, Now you...

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Labor Relations Ink March 2021

Labor Relations Ink March 2021

In this issue: PRO Act news White collar tech workers organize New online union organizing tools Insight, Scoreboard and more… ********** Labor Relations Insight by Phil Wilson Could the 5th Amendment Save Us From the PRO Act? Some of the most important Supreme Court...

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Could the 5th Amendment Save Us From the PRO Act?

Some of the most important Supreme Court decisions fly under the radar when first argued. Cedar Point Nursery v. Hassid, argued in front of the Supreme Court this week, is one of those cases. In case you haven’t heard about Cedar Point (and I wouldn’t blame you, it...

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Wilson Addresses Organizing Uptick for SHRM

Wilson Addresses Organizing Uptick for SHRM

For a March 9 SHRM article, the author reached out to Phil Wilson for insight into the recent rise in union organizing activity. As Wilson explained, the expected rise in organizing as the country emerges from the pandemic shut-down will take on new momentum as a...

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BREAKING NEWS: House Passes PRO Act

BREAKING NEWS: House Passes PRO Act

Wasting no time, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 225-206 to pass the PRO Act (or the Protecting the Right to Organize Act). It's the most expansive labor relations legislation since the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) was adopted in 1935. Among its...

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Labor Relations INK February 2021

Labor Relations INK February 2021

In this issue: Organizing in Blaseball NLRB GC Policy Directives Reversed Biden Balancing Environmental vs. Union Concerns Expedited Hi-Tech Jobs Shift More Union-Mob Ties Sticky Fingers, Insight and more… ********** Labor Relations Insight by Phil Wilson 2020 Review...

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2020 Review and Innovative Organizing in 2021

2020 Review and Innovative Organizing in 2021

by Phil Wilson The team at LRI RightNow just released our 2020 annual elections review. There are lots of interesting tidbits in this year’s report. Here are a few of the highlights that intrigued me. Unions racked up 31,610 newly organized workers in 2020 in just...

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