Knock, Knock! Who's There? It's the Union! : Mitigating the Risk of Unionization

Duration: 90 Minutes
It may sound like a "knock, knock" joke but it's not! The adage that "No company has a union who hasn't worked really hard to deserve one" has never been truer. But this webinar can help sensitize an employer to increase the odds against one's employees electing a union to represent their interests. Nature abhors a vacuum so if a vacuum of indifference, neglect and disrespect can fester in the workplace it will be filled by a union because this is the food upon which union growth is fed. This webinar will be about how not to feed the union but if it does come looking for a meal how to turn it away.
Mitigating the Risk of Unionization
Product ID: 502079
Objectives of the Presentation
  • Understand why unions need to organize
  • Understand why employees buy what unions are selling
  • How to establish and use positive employee relations to discourage or mitigate a union foothold
  • How to identify union organizing tactics and what to do/not do next
  • Know the lawful responses to a union organizing drive
  • Know the unlawful responses to a union organizing drive
  • How to create a plan of positive short and long term responsive measures to a future organizing attempt
Why Should you Attend
Either you can be prepared or you can roll the dice and take your chances. This webinar is for those who prefer to be prepared in the event of one day having to respond to a union organizing drive among their employees. Today's workforce is focused on job security, health benefits and a saving wage among other priorities and employees keep a close eye to see if you are outsourcing, off-shoring or hiring too many temporary employees all leading to less work and increased economic instability for them. Such worker uncertainty is the food upon which the union bear is fed. Those wishing not to feed the union bear will benefit from attending this webinar.

Areas Covered
  • When and how to prepare for a union organizing drive
  • Employee rights
  • Employer rights
  • The stages of an organizing drive
  • Training managers
  • Educating employees
  • What can possibly go wrong and ways to prevent or mitigate it
Who will Benefit
All who are involved in working with employees at all levels but especially Managers, Supervisors, Human Resources, Employee Relations, Labor Relations, and Attorneys.

Topic Background
This overview will serve as a comprehensive introduction to provide a basis for those seeking to learn and use best practices in preparing for and responding to a union organizing drive.
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Instructor Profile:
Bob Oberstein's career in Human Resources and Labor Relations spans over 48 years. Bob is uniquely qualified in this area having started out as a third-generation Union member who has represented both sides of the labor management table in both the public and private sectors in both the non-union and union workplace.

As an Interest Based facilitator he trained and coached parties on how to constructively process their negotiations to a successful conclusion thereby promoting and enhancing their relationship. Bob has also served the labor management community as a neutral fact finder, mediator and arbitrator for multiple organizations and agencies such as the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, American Arbitration Association, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Tucson Unified School District, Phoenix Employment Relations Board, Arizona Department of Education, United States Postal Service, and being a Special Master mediating and arbitrating disputes between, Fry's Food Stores & UFCW, Local 99. Several of his arbitration awards have been published by the Bureau of National Affairs as well as Commerce Clearing House and are referenced in How Arbitration Works by Elkouri & Elkouri, often considered the consummate reference in the field of arbitration. Bob was recognized in 1991 by the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service's "Director's Lifetime Achievement Award" for promoting positive labor management relations.

Also significant in his background are the positions of Labor Relations Administrator for EBASCO Services (nuclear power plant construction for both Florida and Louisiana Power & Light); Senior Labor Relations Administrator for the Salt River Project, the local water and power utility in Phoenix, Arizona; Executive Human Resources Director for the Washington Elementary School District (largest elementary school district in Arizona); Labor Relations Administrator and chief spokesperson for the City of Phoenix, Arizona; and most recently Labor Relations Manager in the northwest United States. Bob is also a member of the Society for Human Resource Management, International Public Management Association and the National Public Employers Labor Relations Association and has been recognized by these organizations as achieving certified professional and senior certified professional status.
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