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GMVHRA - 2015-02-11 "The New Ambush Election Rules by the NLRB: What Employers Need to Know about Union Organizing Drives"

  • 11 Feb 2015
  • 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  • NECC Riverwalk - 360 Merrimack St., Bldg 9, Lawrence, MA - ENTRANCE: K - 3rd Floor


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Wednesday, February 11, 2015:"The New Ambush Election Rules by the NLRB:  What Employers Need to Know about Union Organizing Drives"


This program has been approved for 1.25 general HRCI recertification credits.


 TOPIC: "The New Ambush Election Rules by the NLRB:  What Employers Need to Know about Union Organizing Drives"



On December 12, 2014, the NLRB issued “ambush election” rules which can be a dramatic game changer for companies.  The procedures for union representation elections have changed, making it easier for employees to unionize  -- and it all can happen within 21 days after the union requests a vote. The new rules are effective as of April 14, 2015.


Is your company vulnerable to union activity? What are you doing to avoid the union organizing push?


Join us for a presentation with National Labor Consultants (NLC), a professional association directing Human Resources leadership teams in preventing union organizing in the workplace.   Union activity has been on the rise in the US over the past few years.  Union organizers are creating new ways to infiltrate your workforce.  While union membership declines, the organizers are working hard to get to your employees before you even have a chance to see a piece of union literature.  Organizers form “fake” friendships with your employees and create the illusion that they are necessary for employees to gain respect.  NLC Consultants worked for unions in the past and they understand their mindset and strategies.


Learning Objectives:

•    Identify signs of union activity


•    Get a sneak peak of behind the scenes of a union organizing drive


•    Learn about union avoidance


•    Hear about new NLRB rulings affecting the union organizing drive


•    Cultivate strategies and tactics to implement in response to the new legal landscape



Our Speakers: Keith Peraino and Jeffrey L. Hirsch


Keith Peraino graduated from Lehigh University, earned a MS in Healthcare Administration, and obtained a Certificate in Human Resources Management from Villanova University.  He has extensive campaign experience and was a Senior Human Resources Official for the largest healthcare system in New Jersey.  He spent years directing extensive organizing campaigns by working in conjunction with many of the major unions that exist.  His experience with the union, organizing, negotiating, and handling contract administration and arbitrations has provided rare insight into the methodology currently used by the nation’s largest unions.  However, throughout his tenure, it became more apparent to him that as workers organized, there was little to no gain for them and nothing was being accomplished through collective bargaining.   As a result, since then, he has been involved with campaigns against unions such as, the Teamsters, UFCW, and IBEW and many others.  Keith  provides management training in all industries and speaks at many SHRM meetings throughout the country.  


Jeff Hirsch is an experienced attorney, author and teacher who has practiced management labor and employment law for over 28 years. During that time, Jeff has advised and represented hundreds of employers in many diverse fields, including higher education, healthcare, human services, manufacturing, transportation, hospitality, retail, food processing, textile, and many service industries. Jeff is also the author of widely-used book Labor and Employment in Massachusetts, and he has written similar books analyzing the laws of Connecticut, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. Jeff also wrote the Occupational Safety and Health Handbook, which is distributed nationally. Jeff’s books are relied upon by thousands of lawyers, executives, and human resources professionals around the United States.


Jeff regularly represents employers in labor negotiations, union organizing drives, wage and hour cases, discrimination and wrongful discharge cases. He has appeared on behalf of his clients before dozens of state and federal agencies, including the National Labor Relations Board, United States Department of Labor, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, Massachusetts Attorney General’s Fair Labor Division, New Hampshire Human Rights Commission, New Hampshire Department of Labor, New York State Division of Human Rights, New York State Department of Labor and state and federal courts.


Our Sponsor:    Interested in sponsoring, contact Julie Moore






8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Check-In & Networking
8:30 AM - 8:45 AM Welcome New Members & Guests

8:45 AM - 9:00 AM Chapter Business / Legislative Update
9:00 AM - 9:10 AM Sponsor
9:10 AM - 10:30 AM Program

LOCATION: NECC Riverwalk , 360 Merrimack St. Bldg 9, Lawrence, MA ENTRANCE K - 3rd Floor

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Phone: 978-204-3207


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