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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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Phil Wilson on Fox Business

Phil Wilson on Fox Business

LRI president Phil Wilson was interviewed this morning on FBN's Varney and Co. on the role unions play in the bankruptcy of IBC, the parent company of Hostess. [jwplayer config="Post Player" file="http://lrims.com/video/fox_business_hostess_interview_011112.flv"...

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LRI VP Addresses NMB Rule Change in American Spectator

LRI VP Addresses NMB Rule Change in American Spectator

Russ Brown, a vice president at LRI and adjunct analyst at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, co-authored an article for the American Spectator with Ivan Osorio, editorial director and labor policy analyst at the CEI. The article dealt with the recent election rule...

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Phil Wilson Refutes Cooper Tire “Smoking Gun”

Phil Wilson Refutes Cooper Tire “Smoking Gun”

Right in the middle of the lockout at a Cooper Tire plant in Findlay, OH, the company announced it will buy a tire plant in Krusevac, Serbia, for $17.4 million, and that it plans to invest an additional $32.6 million in Cooper Tire Serbia. United Steelworkers Local...

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Wilson Addresses Cooper Tire Lockout in The Courier

Wilson Addresses Cooper Tire Lockout in The Courier

A lockout a the Cooper Tire plant in Findlay, OH, could last for weeks, but was a necessary management strategy to move the unions away from stalling contract talks so that their contract could align more closely with negotiations at a Cooper plant in Texarkana, AR. ...

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Wilson Quoted by Bloomberg re: Ambush Elections Rule

Wilson Quoted by Bloomberg re: Ambush Elections Rule

The National Labor Relations Board announced a resolution it plans to move on tomorrow to shorten the time that elapses between a petition being filed for a union election, and the actual election. Industry has been anticipating the move for some time, but it appears...

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Times Quotes Wilson re: Ambush Elections Conference

Times Quotes Wilson re: Ambush Elections Conference

The sole remaining Republican member of the National Labor Relations Board sounded the alarm that his Democratic colleagues were planning an end around to push through a short elections rule before they lost quorum at the end of the year. Board member Brian Hayes sent...

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Christian Science Monitor: Phil Wilson on OWS and Unions

Christian Science Monitor: Phil Wilson on OWS and Unions

LRI president Phil Wilson has been quoted in the Christian Science Monitor on the role of labor unions in the Occupy Wall Street protests. | “While it is (intentionally) unclear for how long or how much unions have been involved in planning, supporting and funding the...

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Philly.com Mentions Our Counter Poster

Seems we got the dander up of one of the Philly.com writers with the release of our Poster-Proof kit. The kit is designed to mitigate the fallout of having to post the new NLRB poster informing employees of their "right to organize." Meanwhile, Labor Relations...

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Phil Wilson Addresses UAW’s Potential Lear Job Loss

Phil Wilson Addresses UAW’s Potential Lear Job Loss

The UAW is about to cause yet another auto industry supplier to move jobs offshore, this time from Arlington-based Lear corporation. Not wanting to face business realities, the UAW has been attempting to get both state officials and GM management to put pressure on...

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LRI Makes INC 500/5000, Top 100 in HR

LRI Makes INC 500/5000, Top 100 in HR

LRI was named by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest growing companies in America. In addition to being to listed on the Inc. 500/5000, LRI was honored as the 74th fastest growing Human Resources company in the United States. I personally want to thank our...

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LRI’s Phil Wilson On Verizon Strike

LRI’s Phil Wilson On Verizon Strike

E-Commerce Times interviewed Phil Wilson on the end of the Verizon strike and the potential ramifications. "This settlement is clearly a loss for the CWA and the IBEW," Wilson commented. "The unions have substantially reduced their leverage in negotiations," he said....

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Phil Wilson Explains Verizon & CWA ULPs

Phil Wilson Explains Verizon & CWA ULPs

Connected Planet interviewed Phil Wilson to gain some insight into the filing of Unfair Labor Practice charges amid the strike by the Communication Workers of America against Verizon.  As Phil explained, “They’re both arguing that the other side is not bargaining in...

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Phil Wilson on Union Desperation

Phil Wilson on Union Desperation

LRI President Phil Wilson was recently quoted in Area Development Online, the web leading journal for site and facility planners, in "SC Congressman Introduces Legislation Aimed at Curtailing NLRB’s Power." “Unions are desperate — they are spending millions per year...

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LRI’s Phil Wilson on Fox News

LRI President Phil Wilson was interviewed Friday on Fox Business News about the recent anti-business decisions of the Obama NLRB. "They're hitting employers, both small and large employers," Phil explained, "at a time when we should be focused on trying to create...

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We Can Work It Out by Phil Wilson

We Can Work It Out by Phil Wilson

LRI president Phil Wilson has authored a piece in this month's issue of Institute for Supply Management.  The article, entitled We Can Work It Out, lays out a process and ground rules for manager led workplace conflict resolution. We Can Work It Out PDF

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