Barbarians at the Gate: Why You Need to Plan an Organizing Campaign and How to Build Your Battle Plan

2016 Employment Law & Legislative Conference
You will learn how to map out a campaign battle plan and what messages resonate with employees.

We have all heard about the NLRB's new “quickie election” rules ad nauseum. This session moves beyond the fear factor of the quickie election rhetoric to discuss the very real threats that these rules pose to employers and why employers need to be ready now for a possible union campaign down the road. In this session, you will receive:

  • Guidance on making sound business decisions and recommendations to senior executives on proactive campaign preparations.
  • Guidance on how to analyze your organization’s strengths, weaknesses and union campaign vulnerability.
  • Guidance on building your very own campaign battle plan that will be ready the moment you see the first union authorization card.
  • Guidance on the messages that resonate with employees or backfire against employers, and how to tactically roll them out. • Practical “how-to” steps to create your campaign battle binder, including templates to have at the ready for future campaigns.
Date(s) & Time(s): 
Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 11:00am to 12:15pm

John Doran


John Doran has over 25 years of experience counseling and successfully representing employers in all facets of labor and employment law matters. John represents employers in employment, wage/hour class and collective action litigation, as well as employment discrimination, public accommodations discrimination, and wrongful termination litigation. He represents management in traditional labor law, including the defense of unfair labor practices charges, the orchestration of campaigns to prevent workplace unionization, representation proceedings, and arbitrations. John represents employers in restrictive covenant and trade secret matters in state and federal courts. He also regularly counsels clients on prevention strategies, executive employment contracts, downsizing, personnel policies, and merger/acquisition employment issues.


Mount Vernon Square
Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
HR Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
HR Expertise
Business Acumen
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