Our purpose is to help businesses thrive and become extraordinary workplaces.

Our core values and the LRI Way define our commitment to leave every client company better for allowing LRI to serve them.

The LRI Way

Our proven approach to solving root problems with sustained education and ongoing communication. 

Step 01


We dive into your current situation and challenges. 

Step 02


We kick off the process by introducing the delivery team.

Step 03


We work in collaboration and partnership with your team.

Step 04


We’ll debrief our final report detailing the progress made.

Step 05


We’ll check in quarterly to  support any ongoing situations.

LRI is a trusted leader in labor and positive employee relations consulting, particularly in crisis situations. We literally wrote the book on countering union organizing campaigns (Total Victory), with more than 40 years and 10,000 successful campaigns to our credit. While our consultants are super-talents in countering organizing, our unique focus is helping clients develop leaders and create positive places to work that avoid organizing campaigns in the first place. Our recent publications, Left of Boom and The Approachability Playbook, have become the new roadmaps for positive employee relations.

To achieve our goal of making every day at work great, we teach Approachable Leadershipto front-line leaders and management.

LRI has grown by delivering results, being trusted advisors and adding value to our clients’ organizations. Our clients represent a long list of familiar names in every part of the economy and we’re proud to have earned long-term relationships with so many of them.

Phillip B. Wilson, President and General Counsel of Labor Relations Institute, is a national expert on labor relations and creating positive workplaces. He is regularly featured in the business media including Fox Business News, Bloomberg News, HR Magazine, and the New York Times.

Wilson is a highly regarded keynote speaker, an adjunct professor at Northeastern State University, and the author of numerous books and articles on labor relations, union corruption and creating a positive workplace, including: The Approachability Playbook; Left of Boom (which reached number 2 on Amazon.com’s Hot Human Resource Books); Managing the Union Shop; and Model Contract Clauses.

Phil has been called on multiple occasions to testify before Congress on the subject of union financial reporting requirements. Wilson graduated magna cum laude from Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois, and went on to earn his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.

Prior to joining Labor Relations Institute, Wilson practiced law at a Chicago firm where he represented companies nationwide in all areas of labor and employment law. He has also served as director of human resources for a multi-million dollar gaming corporation.