On March 30, 2021, the NLRB will begin counting ballots from the 5,800 eligible voters. The count will take several days. Regardless of the outcome, this election has transformed the labor movement. President Biden and Senators Sanders and Rubio (for different reasons) expressed their support for unionization at Amazon. Black Lives Matter and other social justice and economic equity advocates have aligned with the unionization effort. This is not a one-off alliance, but rather a blueprint for union organizing nationally. During the webinar, Richard Lehr will review:
- How a company (Amazon) with a new facility which opened in April 2020 ended up with over 3,000 employees signing union cards by November 2020.
- Race, social justice, and economic equity as drivers for unionization.
- Even if Amazon wins, the union is not going away – lessons learned from the UAW-Volkswagen and IAM-Boeing elections.
- Which employers are most vulnerable to labor alliance organizing? Health care, financial services, consumer products, retail/service/hospitality industries.
- President Biden’s transformation of the NLRB – what this means for employers.
- The Protecting the Right to Organize (“PRO”) Act – goodbye to Right-to-Work?
- What employers should do to assess unionization vulnerability – it is beyond “TIPS” training.
Richard has handed well over 100 union campaigns nationally, covering a multitude of unions in all sectors of the economy, including the union trying to organize Amazon – the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU). He is often called upon to handle complex labor relations issues nationally. This ranges from handling mergers of represented and non-represented workforces, collective bargaining in consolidating industries and challenging economies, and strategic consulting with employers regarding the labor and employment relations implications of change.
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Lehr Middlebrooks Vreeland & Thompson, P.C. is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. This program is valid for one (1) PDC for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.