ALT-Labor: The New Force in Organizing Employees in the Workplace Without Unions

2014 Annual Conference
Workplace Application: This session provides you with a greater understanding of new Alternative Labor groups and offers insights on how to lower your potential vulnerability and increase positive employee relations.
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More and more Alternative Labor groups are positioning themselves as employee representatives and employees are seeing these groups as a better way to get changes in the workplace. Industries such as manufacturing, retail, fast food, and universities are seeing more of these grassroots organizations representing their staffs, and attempting to become the bargaining representative. This session will provide you with an overview of these Alternative Labor groups and how to best prepare to discourage their effort to become the bargaining representative of their employees. 

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 7:00am to 8:15am
Presenter: 

David Rittof

David
Rittof

Mr. Rittof is the President and CEO of Modern Management, Inc. and an employee relations consultant His proactive approach to employee relations has roots in a broad spectrum of activities including organizational re-design studies, employee opinion surveys, communication audits, and labor relations seminars. As President/CEO, he leads a team of dedicated professionals in helping executives, managers, and supervisors face the challenges of the future.

A graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Mr. Rittof holds a B.A. and M.A. in Organizational Communication. He has taught at the university level and is co-author of Quality Circles, a textbook utilized by several universities and businesses. Since joining the firm over 33 years ago, he has consulted in virtually all aspects of employee relations. His experience encompasses healthcare, manufacturing, gaming, hospitality, banking, services, insurance, and government.

A few of Mr. Rittof’s many accomplishments include successfully assisting numerous organizations in maintaining non-union status; providing preventive management training programs regarding the union campaign process; developing identification and action planning processes for responding to employee morale issues; and implementing communication plans for organizations in transition. He has also provided coaching and guidance for executives wishing to improve their public speaking skills and frequently facilitated executive retreats for strategic planning and team building.

Location: 
W105
Amount of Credit: 
1.25
Credit Type: 
HR Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
Competency: 
HR Expertise
Critical Evaluation
Intended Audience: 
Executive-level
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