Beyond EFCA
Preparing for the New Era of Union Organizing
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from speaker David Rittof:


Never had to worry about unions before? You do now. The sleeping giant has been awakened … and every employer needs to know how to react.

It’s not just about the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA), which is being called “the most sweeping pro-union legislation in 50 years.” Experts predict that a version of EFCA will pass this year, making it much harder to resist a union campaign. And EFCA is just one of several landmark labor bills that may forever change the face of your workplace.

The actions you take now – not in six months – will make the difference between staying union-free and answering to Local 123.

Employers and HR professionals must prepare NOW for these radical changes. And to help, HR SPECIALIST is proud to present Beyond EFCA: Preparing for the New Era of Union Organizing.

In this special 75-minute CD, a true labor and employment expert will teach you:

  • How vulnerable YOUR organization is to union campaigns
  • Big Labor’s newest organizing tactics – and how to counteract them (without violating the NLRA)
  • What the Democratic Administration has promised the unions – and how they plan to follow through
  • The current status of EFCA (in plain English!), and where it’s likely to end up
  • What other pro-union bills you MUST be prepared for (RESPECT Act, Patriot Employers Act, etc.)
  • The 10 early warning signs of union activity in your workplace
  • The mistakes your managers are making right now that practically invite a union to step in
  • 14 practical changes to your current HR practices to make employees not even think about wanting a union.
          Praise for speaker David Rittof
David Rittof spoke on the New Era of Union Organizing at our recent LEAP 2009 conference.  Here’s what our attendees – your colleagues – had to say:
  • “Very informative!! Come to my place and train my management!”
  • “This was great – very insightful information. Very scary situations we are in.”
  • “Very relevant and informative. Unlike some seminars, there was a lot of practical information and examples that reinforced the material.”
  • “Ritoff is great!”
  • “Superb handling of a front page issue. Very thought provoking.”
  • “I have seen many presentations on unions and have never felt that they applied to me in a non-union environment. Very well done on making this matter to me.”
  • “Educational, even though I’m in an industry that traditionally was not unionized. It appears that we may be otherwise with changing times.”

The tide is already turning. Union membership in America grew in 2008 by nearly half a million workers – the largest jump on record since 1983. And now unions have friends in the White House, Congress and the Labor Department.

The pending proposals don’t just eliminate secret-ballot elections, making organizing infinitely easier. They also establish strict new pro-union deadlines for bargaining, mediation and arbitration (with contract terms imposed by a third party) And they significantly increase the NLRB’s enforcement power and penalties assessed on employers.

Passively waiting on EFCA isn’t the answer. Employers must begin now to change their strategies for and responses to this great new risk.

Purchase the CD for
Beyond EFCA: Preparing for the New Era of Union Organizing to find out how to keep unions at bay … while complying with the latest rules AND keeping your employees happy.


Pat DiDomenico
Editorial Director, HR Specialist

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P.P.S. Your satisfaction is unconditionally guaranteed. If you decide that Beyond EFCA isn’t all we’ve promised and more, we will refund 100% of your purchase price.


About the Speaker:

David Rittof is the executive vice president and co-owner of Modern Management, Inc., a Chicago-based employee relations consulting firm. Rittof is an expert in employee relations and is a popular speaker on union issues to employer groups around the country. In his 26 years with the firm, he has successfully assisted numerous organizations in maintaining non-union status; provided preventive management training on the union campaign process and developed action plans for employee morale issues. Rittof also has taught at the University of Illinois and is the co-author of Quality Circles, a textbook used by numerous universities and businesses.
Credit Hours:
This CD has been approved for 1.25 recertification credit hours toward PHR and SPHR recertification through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI).

Who Should Listen:
  • Executives
  • HR professionals
  • Supervisors and managers
  • Business owners

Pricing Options :
CD with all presentation materials $197

Sponsored by:
The National Institute of Business Management
Leading Managers Since 1937
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