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Union Unionization Recruiting Avoidance Prevention Advance Proactive Labor Employee Relations

July 31, 2010

SEVEN GOLDEN KEYS TO A WORKPLACE PROACTIVE UNION RECRUITING AVOIDANCE PREVENTION PROGRAM THAT ACTUALLY PREVENTS UNIONS

PROACTIVE PREVENTION FOR BOTTOMLINE ENHANCEMENT SERIES

John M. Baumann, Esq., The Inspiring Esquire (www.TheInspiringEsquire.com), brings humanistic values into the corporate culture.

“An engaging and thought provoking presentation. John’s willingness to share his experiences combined with his humor and storytelling made for an interesting and extremely informative session. I walked away armed with skills I can use every day.”

Here are some BIG ISSUES: IF your company becomes involved in one or more union situations, there is no doubt that these events will affect your bottom-line.

Win or lose, every dollar spent in repelling unions are wasted. The money used for these non-value-added purposes could be used, instead, for expansion, technological improvements, product research, wages, bonuses, or just plain old company survival.

THE BIG QUESTION: What can YOU do to prevent unionization?

THE SOLUTION: Proactive Prevention Culture Program

The answer may be seen in the example of one company with 15 steel processing plants with 100 employees at each plant. This organization had two of its plants vote in a union in 1995. From 1998 to 1999, unions also obtained enough cards for an election to be held in two additional plants. In 1999, this organization won the election in one plant, the union withdrew before the election in the other, and the employees decertified one of the 1995 elected unions. This was all done at great expense, not only in dollars, but also in employee time, productivity, and morale. Since 1999, this organization has been subjected to no union card campaigns.

How was this done and how can other organizations replicate these results? From 1996 to 2008, I served as General Counsel of the referenced steel processing company. The key is respect and appreciation and proper communication of these ideals to the employees and labor force. This culture must be instituted well in advance of union recruiting efforts.

An effective Proactive Union Avoidance Program™ will improve your organization’s bottom line by (a) creating a more pleasant and productive work environment, (b) preventing your best employees from being forced into a union and (c) significantly reducing, if not, eliminating wasted expenses such as union campaign consultant charges, labor attorney fees for collective bargaining negotiation and defense of arbitrations. How better to demonstrate that you truly care about your people than establishing a program of Proactive Union Avoidance.

BENEFITS: Not only will your company’s bottom line improve, but your workplace will be more pleasant and productive, your company will be able to attract higher quality applicants, and your company will be able to have and retain higher performance employees.

It is work, but the simple solution is prevention before there is an issue. The mission of my consulting/speaking business is to assist organizations, like yours, to continue to grow their organization as well as their profits/income in these difficult and challenging times utilizing the Proactive Prevention Culture Program.

Testimonials

“After two years of not being able to hear speakers in person , I was thrilled to have John Bauman as a speaker at our “ Living Well With Parkinson’s’ Gala!. Not only was John engaging and inspiring to get to know off stage , on stage he truly drove home the theme of empowerment to our audience and left our growing community of attendees with several “ aha “ moments and desire to hear more. He spoke from personal experience as a Parkinson’s patient ,inspiring the audiences motivation to truly wish to make a difference and uniting us all in our humanity. Attendees after listening to John , felt inspired to make a difference in the world and do their part to create change for those living with Parkinson’s. My only regret was not being able to spend more time with John and I look forward to having him speak again to our audience.”

Naomi Wong WPP Program Manager

John’s message of hope, inspiration and laughter was ideal for anyone living with PD. He was extremely flexible and a delight to work with.

Leisha Phipps, MSW Program Director - Dallas Area Parkinson Society

We all felt inspired and enjoyed listening to your presentation. Even though we are not living with Parkinson’s, we felt boost of motivation to continue helping those who are living with this disease. I am motivated to make more personal phone calls to people living with PD and asking how they are doing. Sometimes that “extra” bit of kindness truly makes a difference to someone. I am also motivated to research program ideas and partner with other organizations that may have similar values.

I learned that life is unexpected and that you cannot control it. What matters is your attitude!

-Great way to end the day, brave man, thank you very much!

-Good, excellent, great, outstanding speaker, very moving!

-Inspirational who just “gets it”

-Positive thinker and very funny!

-Honest speaker but also humorous!

Parkinson’s Society of Southwest Ontario, Canada, Symposium Keynote Presentation

“whatever hand life deals you, whatever life changing adversity you have to endure, you still have some control over it.” “You don’t have to just to live well,” he advises,” but live an Amazing Life.” The formula he proposes: Faith in yourself, discipline, determination, desire, intensity, and inner strength.

MARY SPREMULLI VOICE AEROBICS

Yes, you touched every person at our conference, who will in turn change and impact so many others. The feedback from our participants was overwhelmingly positive. You are the only speaker to ever receive a standing ovation. Thank you for taking time to share, motivate and inspire. We are blessed to know you.

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING REHABILITATION HOSPITAL

I will be honest. During the first 10 minutes of your presentation, I started reading work related material on my laptop. For surely, I had watched your You-Tube and seen your videos and knew what to expect. Surely, as a therapist I had studied this disease, the pathological components, the psychological components, the treatment alternatives……..Surely, I understand it.

Not so much. You caught my attention and I was enthralled. You were able to couple the impairments you experience with the emotions felt. You walked us through your life with the disease through “your eyes”. A perspective that a therapist/nurse rarely has the chance to hear. We get so busy telling patients how to deal with x, y and z, but our eyes are blurred by the science of it all most of the time.

You did it through truth, Through your humor, humility and determination to tell your story. One that most deservedly needs to be shared.

I will advocate to have you share your story. I appreciate your determination, diligence and dedication.

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER REHABILITATION HOSPITAL