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Teacher rank-and-file led walk-outs hit blue state Colorado

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Teachers walking out in Colorado (see story here), a state with a Democratic governor and house, could be the biggest labor relations story of the nation-wide employee-led work stoppages. State politicians, a vast majority of them Democrats, take union money and in return do what they can to protect union organizational interests, but do little […]

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WERC and Thrive Matters – Our unique suite of services just got bigger and better

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Our new partnership with Communication Labs,  a premier international behavioral science and technology company, will allow us to help organizations gain scientific insights into their relationships with their employees. Communication Labs’ behavioral science platform Thrive Matters  develops sector-specific software that assists organizations in assessing  employee satisfaction, individual learning styles and organizational culture and in identifying growth […]

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Ways to handle toxic people

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Dealing with toxic people can make your work life (and time away from work, too) miserable.  Learning strategies and getting empathetic feedback and advice truly can help when dealing with toxic people and difficult situations.  This article offers some really good suggestions and will help you put your challenges and frustrations into words when describing […]

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NFL players, Dallas Cowboys fans reminded about the players’ horrible contract

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Professional sports contracts frequently highlight just how interesting labor relations can be. Like Brady and Deflategate, Ezekiel Elliot’s suspension highlights how collective bargaining contract provisions can impact the workplace and employee discipline.  Read about how a great contract for management, but horrible contract for employees, has impacted the nation’s most popular sport here.

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Time for a fresh look?

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If you and your labor relations contractor have a bad relationship with your employees, you should look to us to offer a fresh perspective, hope, and long-term, meaningful strategies that will make employees – including you – enjoy their work.  Some contractors benefit  financially from poisonous relationships and the legal and administrative proceedings that are […]