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Phil Quoted in Reuters

Phil Quoted in Reuters

Phil Wilson is quoted in today's Reuters article on unions, Uber and the gig economy. Click here to read the article.

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Phil Featured in AMA Quarterly

Phil Featured in AMA Quarterly

Check out Phil's feature article "Are YOU the Reason Your Employees Are Leaving?" in the Spring edition of the American Management Association's Quarterly Journal (page 39). The article dives into the research and thought process behind Approachable Leadership. Click...

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Wilson Quoted on Verizon Strike

Wilson Quoted on Verizon Strike

According to Phil Wilson, the CWA doesn't have near the muscle today that it had back in 2000, when 85,000 Verizon employees went on strike. With a smaller employee base and only about half as many union members going on strike, Verizon doesn't seem to have difficulty...

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Fast Company Asks Phil Wilson About Leadership

Fast Company Asks Phil Wilson About Leadership

For a recent Fast Company magazine article titled "6 Signs That You're Management Material," Phil Wilsons recent writings about the value of approachability as a leader struck a chord. Point number 2 of the article is "You're Approachable," and quoted Phil, "If you're...

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Phil Wilson Featured in SHRM Persuader Rule Article

Phil Wilson Featured in SHRM Persuader Rule Article

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) featured comments by Phil Wilson in its recent article addressing the Persuader Rule, published today in the Federal Register. Phil addressed the potential impact upon law firms, trade association meetings, and employee...

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Daily Caller Quotes Wilson…Sort Of

Daily Caller Quotes Wilson…Sort Of

We appreciate it when we are contacted by the media to present our perspective on a topic, or when they quote from one of our articles. And while we appreciate the Daily Caller attempting to bring a wider audience to Phil's latest Labor Relations Insight article on...

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Star Wars Leadership

Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters this weekend in one of the most anticipated movie events of all time. I personally cannot wait. I don't know about you, but I think this whole Star Wars thing just might catch on! I'll never forget going to the first Star...

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Phil on UAW Win at Volkswagen

Phil on UAW Win at Volkswagen

In a Times Free Press article, published yesterday, Phil addresses the question: "What does the UAW vote mean for VW and auto manufacturing across the country?" His response addresses the fact that UAW's fight is not over. The determining factor in whether or not this...

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Wilson On Radio: UAW in Chattanooga

Wilson On Radio: UAW in Chattanooga

LRI's President Phil Wilson was interviewed by Chattanooga radio station WUTC on the UAW's newest union drive for a group of maintenance workers and the unusual situation of the UAW plant there. Click here to listen to the 8-minute interview. Phil explains why the...

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Phil Wilson Quoted on Approachability and Retention

Phil Wilson Quoted on Approachability and Retention

The Daily Independent of Ridgecrest, CA, reached out to Phil this week to discuss the problem of employee retention. The problem was summarized by a quote from Andre Lavoie, CEO of talent management firm ClearCompany: “With so many employees looking to leave their...

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Political Season

Political Season

There is some noise among the media outlets about Big Labor’s unrest in endorsing a candidate, particularly Hillary Clinton. Our take: it mostly just that - noise. When the primaries are over, the spigot’s will continue to fill the Democrat coffers. The Teamsters for...

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Wilson Guest Post on CORE

Wilson Guest Post on CORE

        Phil was asked to comment recently on the CORE Employee Solutions blog about the impact of recent NLRB activity to small businesses. You can read the full article here, but here is the opening quote: What most small employers don't realize...

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Wilson Points To Best Defense Against Unions

Wilson Points To Best Defense Against Unions

When Bloomberg News contacted LRI President Phil Wilson to comment about the upcoming union election rule changes, Wilson took the opportunity to highlight one of the most effective ways to hold union organizers at bay: Wilson, who helps employers in labor strategies,...

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Wilson on Fox Business: The Future of the Twinkie

Fox Business has come to LRI's Phil Wilson again for comment on the latest news regarding the Hostess bankruptcy proceedings. Hostess has asked the bankruptcy court to allow them to void their union contract. The union has stated that if this happens, they will strike...

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Wilson Comments On Apple and Foreign Contractors

Wilson Comments On Apple and Foreign Contractors

CBS recently reached out to LRI President Phil Wilson for insight on how U.S. labor law impacts the relationship that U.S. companies have with foreign companies to which they have outsourced work. . A few years ago Nike was in the cross hairs of when activist  groups...

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LRI Bemoans Lack of Congressional Backbone

LRI Bemoans Lack of Congressional Backbone

The American Spectator ran an article co-authored by LRI VP and senior consultant, Russ Brown. The House compromise with Harry Reid on the FFA funding bill missed the opportunity to roll back recently enacted changes to election rules under the Railway Labor Act,...

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Cooper Tire & the NFL Players Association?

Cooper Tire & the NFL Players Association?

What might the NFL Players Association and Cooper Tires have in common? As we have reported, Cooper Tire locked out their employees when the union stalled contract talks, and the NFL experienced a similar circumstance last summer. The Courier.com quoted LRI President...

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Wilson Comments On NLRB Arbitration Ruling

Wilson Comments On NLRB Arbitration Ruling

Human Resource Executive Online reached out to Phil Wilson for comment on the NLRB's Jan. 3rd twist to the Supreme Court's AT&T Mobility vs. Concepcion ruling. In effect, the board ruling means that employers are at risk to rely on mandatory arbitration provisions...

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