8 a.m. Registration and continental breakfast
8:30 a.m. Program begins
Noon Lunch (provided)
4:30 p.m. Program adjourns


  • Do your employees feel they are “falling behind”? Many say “yes”! Upward wage pressures and full employment are increasing employee expectations. Dissatisfaction and impatience make workers more vulnerable to the union “sales pitch.”
  • When will changes come from Washington? Many expected major changes with a new administration in the White House. Yet, legislative efforts have stalled, and changes at the NLRB, US DOL and other key agencies have been slow. What should you expect – and when?
  • What should you do in this confusing legal and labor environment? How can you “union proof” you workforce? Is the NLRB going to continue to stick its nose in your employee handbooks and policies, even if no union is in sight


  • Most Dangerous and Hopeful Legal Changes – What is Their Status and When Could They be Reversed?
  • Joint Employers – How to Become a Unionized Employer Without Even Trying
  • NLRB Interference into Management Decisions (With or Without a Union) – Why You Have to Worry About the NLRB Even Without a Union
  • NLRB Protections of Employee Use of Social Media – Is There Anything Your Employees Cannot Say on Social Media?
  • What Union-Friendly Legal Changes Have Been Reversed and What Changes Remain in Effect
  • Winning Ambush Elections – What You Need to Know Before a Petition is Filed
  • Electronic Union Cards and Internet Organizing – Unions Using Technology, Including Your Company Email, to Organize Your Employees
  • New Union Organizing Tools – How Unions Use Unconventional Means and Outlandish Promises to Target Your Employees
  • Union Activity on Your Property – What You Can and Cannot do to Keep Unions Away from Your Workforce
  • The “Basics” – What Hasn’t Changed.
  • Analyzing Your Risk – Seeing Your Workplace Through the “Union’s Eyes”

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