PSLaborTalk Podcasts

Getting a Grip on Workplace Violence in 2018

Getting a Grip on Workplace Violence in 2018

With recent mass shootings in the media, the spotlight is once again focusing on violence in the workplace. Now is the time for a change in workplace culture.

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Diversity

Diversity

& Remaining Union-Free

What does diversity have to do being union-free? True diversity is about much more than obvious characteristics such as race and gender. Unions know this, and take advantage of what actually motivates employees to drive a wedge between workers and management.

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Joint Employers Status

Joint Employers Status

The Do's and Don'ts

What are the risks, and advantages, involved when introducing a temporary or contractor service to your business operations?

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UAW Organizing Failures

UAW Organizing Failures

& Contract Negotiations

One would think that the UAW would have learned from their previous failures to organize in the South, but their campaign in Nissan's Canton, MS plant demonstrates otherwise.

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Labor Relations and the Trump Administration

Labor Relations and the Trump Administration

How We Can Expect Labor/Employment Law to Change

While President Trump has not said much regarding Labor/Employment concerns as he approaches the end of his first 100 days in office, we can predict much based on his actions so far.

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The UAW's Transformation over Time

The UAW's Transformation over Time

Labor unions were a necessity in the 1930's, 40's and 50's and became a background feature of our work culture. Over time, though, the need for unions has almost disappeared and their importance in our culture has dwindled. Have you ever wondered why?

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Thoughts on the New Overtime Rules

Thoughts on the New Overtime Rules

Effective December 1, 2016, the Department of Labor's updated rules under the FLSA will substantially change who can be "exempt" from overtime pay. The new rules basically double the current minimum pay for exempt employees and are estimated to add over $12 billion in new overtime costs to US businesses' payrolls over the first three years.

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Exploring New Joint Employer Rules

Exploring New Joint Employer Rules

Federal Government Hands Labor a Steak on a Silver Platter

The current Presidential administration has a longstanding reputation of being pro-union, but over the past year, they have made a strong push to overturn 50 years of labor law and turning the tables against employers by giving labor unions a tremendous advantage during representation campaigns. They have also shown signs that they intend to keep up their "good work" throughout this administration's remaining months.

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Dissecting the Quickie Election

Dissecting the Quickie Election

Permanent Solutions Labor Consultants recently handled one of Michigan's first Quickie Elections. It was an educational experience as, despite how prepared we were for the campaign, the Board (NLRB) still managed to throw several curveballs our way.

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Fast Food, the NLRB and More

Fast Food, the NLRB and More

Join Permanent Solutions Labor Consultants' President & CEO, Rick Torres; Senior Labor Attorney with Nemeth Law, Cliff Hammond; and Permanent Solutions Labor Consultants' Executive Vice President, Bob Carroll, as they discuss the progression of the unions' attempts to organize fast food workers across America with their $15 campaign. This movement aims far beyond the fast food industry and is part of a much larger plan for big labor. Our panel of experts also reviews the pro-labor NLRB and other government agencies that are paving the way for increased organizing activities.

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Unions Are Big Business

Unions Are Big Business

In this Podcast, host Bob Carroll and Ricardo Torres look at unions as a business, examine why employees being represented by unions don't understand that unions are a business, and also review some of the recent actions at the NLRB.

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Common Mistakes in Union Avoidance

Common Mistakes in Union Avoidance

Fall/Winter 2013

Managers and supervisors often make critical mistakes before, during, and after union campaigns and union activity that violate the National Labor Relations Act. These mistakes not only lead to costly litigation, but also tend to lead to decreased levels of morale and productivity. Fortunately, these mistakes also serve as lessons that others may learn from.

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