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Coming Soon to a Community Near You: Worker Centers
LVCC N201-204
Wednesday 06/26/2019 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Add to calendar
1.00 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Consultation, Critical Evaluation, HR Expertise | Intended Audience: Senior-Level
Workplace Application:
Gain a thorough understanding of worker centers and how to respond to their approach in unionizing the workplace. 

In the wake of declining union membership, worker centers have become an increasingly dominant force in the labor movement, cropping up in communities across the U.S. You may think they are focused only on the fast-food industry in the fight to get workers a $15-an-hour wage, but worker centers are gaining formidable influence, organizing all kinds of employees without a union while operating outside the jurisdiction of the rules that typically govern union initiatives. Proactive employers need to prepare their leadership team to respond to and deal with this new movement in the workplace.

Learning Objectives:

  • Get an overview of worker centers, which do not call themselves unions but nonetheless act as the bargaining representative for employees.
  • Educate yourself about worker center methods and approaches for gaining employee support.
  • Learn strategies to protect your organization from worker center tactics.
  • Gain insight into how to improve the overall employee relations environment.
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David Rittof, President,
Modern Management, Inc.