Originally presented on February 12, 2015
2:00 PM EST (90 minute in-depth session!)
FREE for Printing Industries of America Members
$99 for non-members
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) wants to be in your company’s future. In December, the NLRB issued a revised regulation that speeds up union election times from the current median of 38 days to as little as 14. This change is a significant bow to labor unions and will significantly hurt your company’s ability to respond if a union tries to organize your workforce. Plus, the NLRB issued a significant ruling in a case that affects your company’s ability to control your company’s corporate email. In a case called Purple Communications, the NLRB overruled prior case-law and said that employees may use corporate email for union organizing purposes during non-working hours. In the same ruling, the NLRB also overturned another long-standing case that allowed companies to prohibit employees from using a company’s photocopier for union organizing purposes. Lastly, the NLRB decided it will now look more closely at labor arbitrators’ decisions and may even rule while an arbitration is ongoing.
The above are all significant changes that both non-union and unionized employers need to understand and adjust to in their strategic and day-to-day management. The labor unions are expected to take advantage of these changes immediately while the appeals are considered and filed.
You Will Learn
- Key changes of the NLRB union election time-lines
- Key changes in what employers (and their lawyers) can and cannot do during the union election process that will affect the election outcome
- Key changes in the Purple Communications case as it relates to policy and practice of your corporate email policy and monitoring.
- Policy tips in reaction to Purple Communications
- Key changes in how labor arbitrations are viewed by the NLRB and how unionized employers can respond
- Keys to maintaining a positive work environment so your company is not a target of labor unions
- How to respond if your company experiences a union organizing attempt
- A review of labor unions in the printing industry today
Who Should Attend
- Production managers
- Operations managers
- Others interested in labor issues
This program has been approved for 1.50 (HR (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute’s criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.
Jim Kyger, SPHR, CCP, CBP
Asst. VP of Human Relations
Printing Industries of America