Upskill Your ER Staff with Union Campaign Simulation and CUE Cert Course in Minneapolis
CUE Newsletter for Friday, August 17, 2018
It won’t be a shock if you follow politics, but it looks like the 2018 midterm elections and the general election in 2020 will be driven by a sharply divided population with Democrats leaning progressively left more than ever, and the Republicans continuing their veer to the conservative right under President Trump.
According to The Hill, Bernie Sanders and democratic socialism increasingly look to be winning over the Democratic Party, raising concerns among some Democrats about whether it could hurt the party in this year’s midterms, and the presidential race of 2020.
Bernie Sanders lost the war but won the battle to reshape the party,” said Brad Bannon, a Democratic strategist.
Peter List points out that Senator Elizabeth Warren just proposed new legislation, that if it were ever to pass, will “destroy capitalism,” according to Jeffrey Miron, Harvard director of undergraduate studies.
And it’s not just politics, as can be seen in this article shared by Terry Dunn. Check out the start-up incubator known as The Workers Lab. The Workers Lab is a union-backed accelerator working on ways to disrupt capitalism.
|CUE Labor and Employee Relations Certification Course|
|Do you have members of your HR or Operations team who are new to employee and labor relations and need to upskill? The CUE Certification course is the perfect way to help them get up to speed. Offered once a year as part of the CUE Conference, the Certification course offers sessions spread over 3 days devoted to teaching staff the basic elements of labor relations at the very low member price of $220.00.
• 9/24 Monday 1:15 – 4:45 PM Labor and Employee Relations Basics in the Workplace
• 9/25 Tuesday 1:15- 4:45 PM Basics of Labor Law
• 9/26 Wednesday 8:00 -11:30 AM – Election Campaign Simulation
The Wednesday campaign simulation is also available as a stand-alone post-conference workshop. (CUE members @ $160.00, non-members @ $200)
Fall 2018 CUE Conference
The Fall 2018 CUE Conference is the community event for leaders who believe in and promote positive employee relations in the workplace. With stellar networking opportunities built into the event and the most up-to-date information on labor/employee relations and engagement trends, CUE keeps you ahead of the curve in today’s rapidly changing labor environment!
Need a taste of what we will be talking about at CUE? Check out this TED talk from Justine Constantine: You Are Stronger Than You Think You Are
There’s no better time to register for the Fall 2018 CUE Conference. Members enjoy the full conference experience for $875. Non-members $1,250 Register here.
Hotel block rate available until August 31st at $219 a night: Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
• Keynote: Leadership Approachability and Improving Retention – Phil Wilson
• How Best Buy Fosters an Engaged Culture
• Moving Beyond the Employee Survey
• The Four Things Your Leaders Must Have to Be Successful: Soft Skills For Leaders (and why they matter now more than ever!)
• Analytics and Assessments; the Science and Art of Preventing Dysfunction
Positive Employee Relations
• Union Rebranding: A Look at Emerging Organizing Trends and How Best to Defend
• 2018 Labor Law and Policy Update
• Labor Relations 101
• Case Study: Minnesota Home Health Care Campaign
• Case Study: Jimmy John’s Corporate Campaign
• Anatomy of a Campaign – Peter List
• The Robots are Coming! The Robots are Coming!
Driving Business Outcomes
• Keynote: Beyond Political Correctness: Inclusion and Equality in Modern Employee Relations – Sarah Morgan
• The Cost of Unionization and ROI of remaining union-free – Jim Gray
• Using Virtual Reality to Improve Positive Employee Relations Training
• Your Brand is in Trouble: Internal and External Crisis Communication Planning – Nick Kalm
• “From We Will to At Will” – Justin Constantine
Here’s a quick video from Brant Menswar, who will be our Monday keynote speaker and emcee for the Spring 2018 CUE Conference in Tampa. He will either be speaking to us about billiards or change management. We’re not quite sure yet.
Last month at the CUE Conference in Indianapolis, Steve Wheeless, John Lovett and Roger King did a legal update panel where one big lesson shared was the need for employers to reread their employee handbooks. This blog is part of a series of blogs we’ll post over the next few weeks that captures highlights of some of the key sessions.
The EEOC and NLRB are constantly reviewing cases that involve employee handbooks. If you haven’t updated your policies in a while, you may want to consider whether your handbook is protecting your company or making it more vulnerable. Here are a few of the most recent issues raised by the legal panel at CUE’s 2017 Fall Conference:
A quick update to the language of your handbook, along with training your supervisors on changes in labor laws and practices, could save you a lot of headaches and extra work in the future.
Article by Lara Lawson