In politics and now in business, Congressman Dick Gephardt is widely recognized as an innovative thinker in the area of Labor and Employee Relations. His actions have earned him the trust of the leadership and members of many of the largest International Labor Unions in the United States, including the Machinists, the Teamsters, the United Autoworkers, the Steelworkers, and many of the other AFL-CIO organizations. During the 2004 Presidential Election, Dick was endorsed for President by twenty-one of the largest labor unions.
Whether you’ve recently gone through a leadership change, you’re planning for a corporate transaction, or you are solidifying an already strong culture, Gephardt Group has the experience and solutions you need.
Gephardt Group works with business executives to help manage the complex relationships between companies, employees and where applicable, union leaders. Our team will develop an employee relations strategy that helps you achieve your business objectives.
Employee Relations Principles
Gephardt Group believes in a set of core principles fundamental for improved employee relations:
- Drive improved results by getting employees to think and act like owners
- Teach employees and labor leaders critical skills and provide them timely company information
- Trust employees to use common sense to solve problems and improve business performance
- Increase the level of trust between management, employees and union leaders
- Develop labor agreements that align the interests of the company and its employees
Labor Advisory Services - Areas of expertise
Design and implementation of high performance workplace cultures (employee engagement, team building, communication planning and execution, continuous improvement processes, business and financial literacy training).
Labor Cost Restructuring
Utilize detailed quantitative and qualitative analysis to evaluate staffing, compensation, benefits, job classifications and labor agreements.
Assess labor-management relationships, introduce strategies for improving cooperation and facilitate conflict resolution.
Implement strategies for securing win-win agreements and establishing foundations for long term relationships. We also provide labor relations mediation services.
Mergers and Acquisitions
Identify and evaluate acquisition candidates, perform due diligence, assist with labor cost restructuring and workforce integration