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CUE - A Community for Positive Employee Relations

Looking for a new Executive Director

  • February 28, 2020

CUE is looking for a new Executive Director

We are accepting applicants for our new Executive Director. If you are interested in being considered for this position, we are sharing some of the position requirements below.

The position Title is CUE Executive Director who reports to the Chair of the CUE Board of Directors. This position and the CUE Administrative Assistant, non-exempt, constitute the full-time support staff for the organization.

CUE – a Community for Positive Employee Relations, is a non-profit employer’s association, currently headquartered in Norcross, GA,
committed to promoting union-free operations through positive employee relations. CUE is a membership association with 200+ member companies ranging in size from 150 employees to hundreds of thousands of employees.

This is a position with diverse responsibilities but a great deal of flexibility built into the role. Relocation is not required.

Primarily, CUE member companies are based in North America, although we have many well known global brands within our membership base.

The Executive Director is responsible for leading and managing the organization. Here are some of the essentials requirements of the job:

  • Commitment to CUE Fundamental Principles and assisting employers to operate directly with their workforce by creating an engaged workforce through positive employee relations practices.
  • Experience as a CUE member or CUE Board member.
  • Prior director level experience.
  • Demonstrated experience with driving a culture of accountability and executing business plan with excellence
  • Ability to build a strategic business plan to understand the health of the organization and foresight to anticipate future changes.
  • Proven ability leading and developing others.
  • Product or service marketing experience, ability to convert concept or direction to a product or service.
  • Financial acumen – budgeting, budget management, billing, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and financial reporting.
  • Labor and/or employee relations knowledge and experience.
  • Conference planning and management. Identify, vet and source content and speakers for CUE Conferences and regional meetings.
  • Strong technical literacy in information management and marketing.
  • Must be able to travel as needed.
  • Oversees or manages social media properties and Google ad words.
  • Prepares and publishes content for CUE blog, the weekly newsletter, and other emails or member alerts as needed, including breaking industry news and periodic legal alerts.
  • Membership relations including attracting new members, retaining existing members and marketing to build interest in CUE.
  • Provide periodic “clearinghouse” assistance to members seeking networking and benchmarking.
  • Promotes and manages volunteer participation.
  • Ability to effectively lead board meetings.


  • Strategic Perspective
  • Executive Presence
  • Analytical skills
  • Leadership and organizational influence
  • Financial acumen
  • Project Management – resource development
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills
  • Effective Communication – proficient written and presentation capabilities
  • Customer service ethic
  • Discipline and Follow Through
  • Integrity – personal/credit/ financial solvency (credit and background check).
  • Influence Skills

If you or someone you know are interested in learning more about the job or may wish to submit a resume for consideration, please have them send their information to Interim Executive Director, Anne Cooper, by Friday, March 6, 2020

Fall 2019 CUE Conference Keynote Speaker and Topics

  • August 15, 2019

We are just sixty days away from the Fall 2019 CUE Conference in Las Vegas. There are lots of HR conferences where you might hear an update on a NLRB case law, or a company sharing one of their best employee relations practices, but there is only one HR community in which the members live and breathe positive employee relations.

There is no HR conference like a CUE conference.

Learn more here!

CUE is THE only conference where you get transparent sharing on campaign case studies, including mistakes that were made and opportunities to do better, and leadership discussions from the bleeding edge, along with glimpses into the internal operations of leading companies trying to build the best workplaces in the world.

Everything about a CUE conference is a little bit different and a little bit better than your average HR conference. We provide all your meals, and we don’t serve box lunches. We DO serve cocktails and offer great learning and networking opportunities.

Everything about a CUE conference is a little bit different and a little bit better than your average HR conference. We provide all your meals, and we don’t serve box lunches. We DO serve cocktails and offer great learning and networking opportunities.



Your CUE conference experience starts on Sunday afternoon where we offer a great combination of learning and networking.

New to CUE or labor relations? Join us for a 1-hour session on the basics of labor relations 101 at 3:15 PM and be sure to attend our first-time attendees orientation and networking event at 5:15 PM.

Want updates on labor and employee relations developments? Choose one of our Sunday Side Conversation sessions at 4:15 PM where you can learn how to Collaborate with Your Business Partners to Remain Union Free or hear about how to Respond to a Card Signing Campaign. Ask any labor relations questions you may have for our Ask the Experts panel at 5:15 PM.

Finally, join us for dinner and drinks at our Grand Opening Reception and Networking Event on Sunday at 6:00 PM.

On Monday, we have another day packed with learning opportunities covering a wide variety of topics. Enjoy a full breakfast, and then get set to turn your learning up to 11!

Into labor and employee relations? We’ve got a lot for you to learn about, including:

  • Labor Relations in Mexico @ 7:00 AM
  • An election campaign case study covering card signing from Marzetti
  • An election campaign case study from Pacific Western Transportation
  • Independent Contractors: Labor Law and Misclassification
  • Maintaining a Non-Union Workforce in a Union Environment
  • Managing in a Union Environment: The ABC’s of Positive Union Relationships

Need a dose of leadership goodness, and a dollop of best practices?

We will kick off with our conference keynote speaker, Ryan Avery who will show us how to Go From A to THE®: Stop Being A Leader. Start Being THE Leader!

Ryan Avery – THE Keynote Speaker

Ryan Avery

Visit Ryan’s Website | Check out Ryan’s Video

Other sessions include:

  • A culture case study on creating a collaborative work environment
  • A look at the impact of marijuana legalization: Is Drug Testing Up in Smoke?
  • Male-to-Female: A Transgender CEO’s Story

At lunch, we will have discussion tables featuring learning topics including social media and PER, and many others.

Monday evening, we will be hosting a laidback tailgate themed networking event at the hotel. This will begin at 5:30 PM and end at 7:30 PM for those who may want to partake of some of the Las Vegas nightlife. Drop by for a drink before heading out to dinner, or stay with us for dinner, drinks, and some football on the big screen.

On Tuesday, you get more of the same great learning starting with an early morning bonus session on AI and Its Impact on the Working World. From there, we will be covering labor and employee relations topics including:

  • The Future of Union Organizing
  • What’s Happening at the NLRB? – a moderated Q&A with Board member Marvin Kaplan and Roger King
  • Managing Union vs. Union-Free: Open Door/Grievance and Arbitration and Discipline At-Will vs. Just Cause

Our best practices and leadership sessions include:

  • You’ve Done an Engagement Survey – Now What?
  • Diversity & Positive Employee Relations
  • Winning Hearts & Minds via Communications

How NOT to Gamble with Your Positive Employee Relations
October 13-15, 2019 • Las Vegas, Nevada

Join us in Las Vegas for THE best labor and employee relations conference you will ever attend. If you aren’t a CUE member, drop me a note and I will be happy to share how joining CUE can save you $500 on your registration and get you started on a year-round focus on Positive Employee Relations.

Upskill Your ER Staff with Union Campaign Simulation and CUE Cert Course in Minneapolis

  • August 17, 2018

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.

This California bill would mandate women on company boards.

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

Employee Engagement

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

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