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Works at CUE Inc. an organization for positive employee relations
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The Chatter in Washington D.C. I spent a good portion of this week attending labor update meetings in Washington D.C.. HEre are a few nuggets gleaned from those conversations, right after this sho…
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Like the famous refrain set to music by the Rolling Stones, the desired outcomes of collective bargaining are often unpredictable.

can'tLast week, we posted about the renewed level of activity taking place at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, including:

The union election covering workers responsible for maintaining and repairing machinery and robots  to determine representation by the United Auto Workers starting on Dec. 3
A  German union that has worked closely with the UAW in trying to get a union and works council established at the Chattanooga plant
The US Chamber of Commerce added to the conversation when they released a study that they say shows that works councils like those under consideration at Volkswagen wouldn’t be legal in the United States
This week kicks off with lots of news related to the UAW in the headlines including workers out of work on strike during Thanksgiving, and a pair of union contracts that were narrowly approved by hourly workers at GM and Ford. Food for thought for workers considering union representation, including those from Volkswagen who will be voting in early December.
Collective Bargaining Is Unpredictable. Like the famous refrain set to music by the Rolling Stones, the desired outcomes of collective bargaining are often unpredictable. can't Last week, we posted about the renewed level of activity taking place at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, ...
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Watch Jony Ive and Elon Musk talk design and sci-fi transportation
Tired of hearing little more than soundbites from tech luminaries such as Apple's Jony Ive and Tesla's Elon Musk? Today's your lucky day. Vanity Fair has
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Please share your recommendations of good books and resources for working in HR in a unionized environment. Thank you in advance!
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U.S. Chamber Report Highlights NLRB Campaign to Outlaw Civility and Manners in the Workplace LondonClubDressCode_bordercropped. This press release just came out from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce discussing a report they just released discussing how a series of NLRB decisions related to employee ...
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Start Building Your Employee Advocacy and Influence Strategy For 2016. Hello and welcome back to a full workweek! At my house, all the turkey is gone and the football games are over and the sleepy afternoon naps are over. The Black Friday protests aimed at retailers were largely a bust.
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Apple is building a new flagship store in San Francisco, but they've run into some labor problems along the way. According to the San Francisco Chronicle and ConstructionDIVE, Apple is facing issues with contractors over unpaid bills, and has angered local building trade groups by not fulfilling ...
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Follow These Best Practices for Live-Tweeting Events
Social media and live events go hand-in-hand. Everything from conferences and award ceremonies, to television shows and sporting events are talked about on social. Thanks to its real-time focus, Twitter has become a hub for consumer conversations centered around live events.

Live-tweeting can be an incredibly powerful way to drive conversations around an event and building a lasting audience on Twitter regardless of industry or size. But before you start tweeting about just any event, here are a few best practices to consider.

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  • University of Michigan
    Political Science, 1975 - 1979
  • Michigan State University
    Human resources and labor relations, 1984 - 1985
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Executive Director, CUE Inc. - an organization for positive employee relations
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Michael VanDervort | http://MichaelVanDervort.com | CEO at GroteWerks LLC | Creating positive workplaces every day 
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Been to Taj Mahal, Machu Picchu and Amsterdam
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Human Resources
Employment
  • CUE Inc. an organization for positive employee relations
    Human Resources Consultant, 2015 - present
    Executive Director
  • shrm
    expertise panel, 2011 - 2015
  • Publix Super Markets
    HR Strategist, 2008 - 2014
  • Andersen Windows, Danisco, Firmenich, Texas Instruments, Publix,
    Regional HR Manager, 1999 - 2004
  • Danisco
    HR Manager, 2006 - 2007
  • Firmenich
    HR Business Partner, 2007 - 2007
  • Velocity Media
    HR Director, 2005 - 2006
  • BICC Cables
    HR Manager, 1995 - 1999
  • Thomson Consumer Electronics
    Labor Relations Manager, 1991 - 1995
  • Texas Instruments
    Employee Relations Representative, 1988 - 1991
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