The Year of Living Dangerously: Lessons Learned One Year After The NLRB Ruling on Quickie Elections

SHRM 2016 Annual Conference & Exposition
This session will provide with a thorough analysis of data collected since the April 2015 NLRB ruling to revamp the election process.

The landmark ruling for quick union elections went into effect April 14, 2015. One year later the data is in and there are lessons to be learned. Organizations who prepared were much better suited to face and defeat the union drives but readiness wasn't the only defining factor in averting union representation. Ongoing sound positive employee relations practices were also critical in maintaining a union-free environment. This session will provide you with:

  • Data since the new election process was instituted throughout the U.S.
  • Clear and practical suggestions on effective readiness plans when a union targets your organization.
  • Creative ideas on sound employee relations practices that maintain the union-free environment.
Date(s) & Time(s): 
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm

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.

Convention Center 143
Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
HR Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
Critical Evaluation
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