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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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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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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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Bloomberg Law Asks Wilson for Perspective

Bloomberg Law Asks Wilson for Perspective

In a January 25th article on Bloomberg Law, Phil Wilson commented on the Biden administrations signaled intent with the firings of the top to posts in the NLRB General Counsels office. After calling the firings “outrageous and probably unlawful," Wilson stated, "I...

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Wilson Comments on NLRB Advice Memo

Wilson Comments on NLRB Advice Memo

In a recent demonstration by off-duty Starbucks employees inside the store, the NLRB determined the actions were outside the scope of protected concerted activity. In responding to the advice memo related to the event, Phil Wilson commented, "It's one thing to protest...

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Wilson Asked to Comment On Proposed NLRB Rule

Wilson Asked to Comment On Proposed NLRB Rule

As we've notified you recently, the NLRB has proposed to change the Excelsior list requirements to the previous standard of simply voter names and home addresses, deleting the Obama-era inclusion of email address and home and personal cell phone numbers. The rule also...

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UpJourney Ask Phil About Leaders Who Don’t Communicate Well

UpJourney Ask Phil About Leaders Who Don’t Communicate Well

UpJourney.com asked Phil to provide help to answer the question, "what do you do when your boss doesn't communicate with you?" Phil points to power distance as a significant culprit, and provides some pointers of how to work toward better communication. It's a useful...

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SHRM Asks “Will Unions Make A Comeback?” Wilson responds.

SHRM Asks “Will Unions Make A Comeback?” Wilson responds.

A recent spate of somewhat high-profile union organizing campaigns among younger workers seems to indicate a new spark of life for organized labor, despite decades of steady membership decline. In a March 14th online article article for a SHRM (Society for Human...

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Wilson Quoted On NLRB Elections Rule Changes

Wilson Quoted On NLRB Elections Rule Changes

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) reached out to Phil Wilson for clarification on the announced changes to the NLRB union election rules changes coming soon. Phil clarified one of the contentious aspects of the rule that the changes will rectify:...

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Do You Really Need A Response Team?

Do You Really Need A Response Team?

Phil's recent article for SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) poses some critical questions for determining IF you need a response team for potential union organizing threats, and if you do, WHAT should be your focus during training.  Hint: both answers are...

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Phil on HR Certification Institute

Phil on HR Certification Institute

HR Certification Institute blog contributor Clair Chiappetta reached out to Phil to discuss some retention tips in the Sept. 4, 2019 post titled, "Did You Set Someone Up For Failure?" Agreeing with the author about the significance of retention, Phil noted, “When you...

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Wilson Quoted on NLRB Change to Protected Activity

Wilson Quoted on NLRB Change to Protected Activity

SHRM reached out to Phil Wilson for a late January article regarding the changes the NLRB made to the definition of protected concerted activity. Wilson commented that "protected, concerted activity cases involving individual griping won't be considered. It gives...

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Joint Employer Podcast

Joint Employer Podcast

Phil was the guest on a recent episode of HR Break Room, addressing the proposed Joint Employer rule from the NLRB, and what it might mean for employers. Click the image to listen in to the 23-minute discussion:  

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SHRM Cites LRI Data in Ambush Election Comments to the NLRB

SHRM Cites LRI Data in Ambush Election Comments to the NLRB

On the list of top priorities for the NLRB this year is a review of the Ambush Election Rule, an Obama-era piece of legislation that reduced the union campaign period from 37 to 23 days. Many have had a hard time reconciling the value of this rule in regards to a fair...

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Phil Quoted in HR Dive

Phil Quoted in HR Dive

Yesterday, Phil addressed attendees at the Society for Human Resource Management's employment law and legislative conference. One of the hot topics, of course, is the pending Janus decision. Will labor unions remain able to force public sector workers to pay union...

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