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Wilson Quoted In The Economist About CEO Behavior

“Leaders who rely on power get burned, and yet, many of them rely on position or formal authority to get things done.”  Phil Wilson was responding to questions about bad habits executives can fall prey to. Terri Williams, writing for the Executive Education Navigator,...

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SHRM Reaches Out To Wilson For Insight

Developments at the NLRB and in Congress may have the desired impact employers are hoping for. This is the gist of what Phil Wilson confirmed for SHRM reporter Allen Smith yesterday. Two issues are coalescing to roll back the ambush election rule - a Republican...

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Phil Interviewed as Pivotal Leader on Pivot10 Podcast

Pivot10, a company focused on helping businesses with company culture and employee engagement, featured an interview with Phil discussing Approachable Leadership. Podcast topics included: Going from broken to positive leadership The employment relationship – a...

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Zenefits Blog Quotes Phil On Approachability

In this Zenefits Blog article on 5 Things Employees Value More Than Salary, approachability was listed as the number 2 item. Phil reinforced the value of approachability: “Our research finds that this one factor alone is correlated to 89 percent of employee...

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Union Bailout Update

The DOL under new head Alexander Acosta has withdrawn two memos (or administrative interpretations) originally posted by the Wage & Hour division related to independent contractor and joint employer status.  Although such action does not change any law, it does signal...

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Wilson Quoted Regarding Persuader Rule

In a June 9 article on the Persuader Rule, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) reached out to LRI president and general council Phil Wilson for comment. Phil reminded the readers that although the rule is under an injunction, it is also technically in...

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Wilson Presents at SHRM D.C. Gathering

On March 14, LRI President Phil Wilson co-presented at the Society for Human Resource Management Employment Law & Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C., with Mike VanDervort, the Executive Director of CUE, Inc. The two addressed risk assessment to union...

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Phil Quoted On Union Membership Decline

The Society for Human Resource Management recently reached out to a variety of experts in the field of labor relations, looking for explanations for the latest decline in union membership, as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  In the article, LRI's president...

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Phil Teaches COPE in Ardmore

The Arbuckle Area SHRM chapter and the Southern Oklahoma Leadership Luncheon came together Jan. 12th to host LRI President Phil Wilson, as he addressed the core leadership skill of follow up and follow through. Phil led the group through one of the learning modules of...

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Phil Quoted on $7.8 Million Ruling Against SEIU

For nearly a decade, Professional Janitorial Services has been fighting for justice against the Service Employees International Union. The union was finally found guilty of "wrongfully interfering" in PJS business while targeting them in a union organizing drive. SHRM...

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Wilson Quoted on First Ever Lockout in Higher Education

Earlier this month, the first lockout ever in higher education was conducted at Long Island University – Brooklyn. This comes after "five of the last six contract negotiations resulted in strike votes by its faculty." With classes starting soon after negotiations were...

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Unions On The Campaign Trail

Although it is typical for Big Labor to throw all of its support behind the Democratic candidate for president, and for most of union member voters to follow suit, this year could be quite different.  Democrat supporters are more squeamish about Clinton, and Trump is...

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Wilson on NLRB’s Replacement Worker Ruling

SHRM magazine wrote an article on the NLRB's May 31 ruling that restricts employers right to permanently replace striking workers, with a focus on employer intent. They reached out to Phil for comment. “Everyone is motivated to damage the other side...That is the...

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