Set the Course with Labor Disruption Consulting
The Strom Strategic Consulting team specializes in planning and executing various services designed to supplement our clients’ business continuity planning efforts. Throughout our consultation process, we implement an effective communication strategy for your unique circumstances and audiences, so those involved in the event are accurately informed.
Preparation is key to achieving a fair and equitable labor union contract and, in an ideal world, a business continuity plan never needs to be used. However, in today’s uncertain, turbulent labor market, no business can afford not to have a well-developed plan in place and ready to implement. Our goal is to provide employers with powerful negotiating leverage at the bargaining table through proper, advanced planning. Planning for crises such as natural disasters, labor disruptions, or other emergencies our of your control is one of Strom’s unique capabilities, and our expertise in business continuity consulting comes from our years of developing plans and playbooks for multiple organizations in nearly every industry.
Strom is a leading developer of workforce BCPs designed to help train and prepare managers for possible labor disruptions. Playbooks provide a significant level of comfort as a tangible resource that answers questions, defines company policies, and offers the reassuring knowledge that the company does indeed have a plan to keep operations running in the event of a labor disruption. Strom can develop a singular playbook for a client’s management team or varying levels of playbooks for each location or manager.
Strom offers customized training that provides your supervisors with knowledge and direction on how to lawfully and effectively communicate with union membership to deliver a message consistent with company policy, strategy, and culture. Strom labor disruption consulting and training can reduce valid unfair labor practice charges and helps to build positive relationships between salaried and hourly personnel, while staying within NLRA guidelines.
Strom provides technical writers and consultants for job safety analysis, physical demand documentation, review of existing documentation, documentation of job steps, updating existing documentation, capture of tribal knowledge, process analysis, review and revision of training material, documents management system design and implementation, and drawing packages in physical and digital mediums. Our processes also highlight opportunities for process improvement and support organization development.
Strom’s proactive program guides management through situations such as recognizing and addressing labor union tactics and properly reacting to workplace disruptions. This comprehensive program addresses both typical and uncommon labor union strategies and tactics and helps ensure that salaried personnel conduct themselves in a proper and legal manner before, during, and after a labor stoppage or union dispute. Strom’s training programs are custom tailored to meet each client’s needs, including responding to union tactics, minimizing Unfair Labor Practice charges during labor negotiations, preparing for the return of the union workforce, and union avoidance training for non-represented sites.
Strom offers cross-docking services to respond to the difficulties that may arise when carriers and vendors refuse to cross a picket line. A Strom cross-dock can be a turnkey solution that enables your shipping and receiving requirements to be met during a strike or lockout.
Ensuring the safety of a company’s management and workers during a labor disruption is a priority. Although Strom is not a security provider, we offer our expertise assisting our clients with the selection of an appropriate vendor. Strom Engineering works with the best third party security providers in the country in order to meet your unique strike security needs.
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