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Fundamentals of U.S. Labor Relations

Fundamentals of U.S. Labor Relations

As companies manage the transition to a post-pandemic world, many are seeing signs of a shift in the power of their workforce. Labor shortages persist across industries, and workers are using this leverage to push for higher wages, greater control over when and where they work, and a safer workplace. Fueled by social media, social justice movements have also spilled into the physical and digital workplace, resulting in a new type of worker activism. Strike activity is increasing, and the most pro-labor U.S. President in decades has stated a desire to make union organizing easier. 

A unique offering for senior leaders who need to master the basics of U.S. labor relations

To meet these challenges HR leaders need a strategic understanding of the framework governing labor relations in the U.S. HR Policy Association has long been a leader in providing  labor relations education delivered by world class practitioners and subject matter experts.  We’re now pleased to introduce a unique offering for senior leaders who, while not responsible for the day-to-day operations of labor relations, need to master the basics of this important area of human resources. 

Agenda & Preview 

Building on our legacy of labor relations education, Fundamentals of U.S. Labor Relations is a one-of-a-kind seminar is designed for senior HR professionals (including CHROs) who need a strategic understanding of U.S. labor relations. Senior leaders from other disciplines, such as Finance and Operations, may also benefit from the program.

Fundamentals of U.S. Labor Relations is part of HR Policy Association's Fundamentals family of seminars, which launched earlier this year with our Fundamentals of Executive Compensation program. The course will be delivered virtually, in 3-hour segments spread over three days. In order to ensure a high level of interaction and dialogue, each session is limited to 30 participants. The Fundamentals of U.S. Labor Relations is held on a rolling cadence annually. 

Using a combination of presentations, discussions and case exercises, the course will cover the following.

  • DAY ONE: The history of U.S. labor relations, the basic legal framework and the representation process 
  • DAY TWO: Managing in a union environment
  • DAY THREE: The evolving external environment