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Confronting Collective Labor Worldwide: How Multinational Headquarters Can Craft an Effective Global Labor Strategy That Accounts for Foreign “Trade Unions” and “Works Councils”

Recorded on: Nov. 9, 2017
Running Time: 01:03:34

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Taken from the briefing Confronting Collective Labor Worldwide: How Multinational Headquarters Can Craft an Effective Global Labor Strategy That Accounts for Foreign “Trade Unions” and “Works Councils” recorded November 2017 in New York.

The era of confining collective labor to its local worksite is over. Multinationals today increasingly need a coherent global strategy to confront organized labor—trade unions and works councils—internationally. Today, global HR integration, global M&A deals, and cross-border union offensives push multinationals to take an aligned, global approach with organized labor.

With a solid, thorough global labor platform, foreign worker representation becomes less imposing an obstacle each time headquarters decides to launch some new global alignment initiative or when the organization gets targeted in a cross-border union campaign. With a global labor platform in place, foreign labor compliance becomes orderly, predictable and headquarters-driven—a way to avoid a reactive crisis where foreign organized labor seems to get the upper hand. But a global labor strategy is impossible without understanding the very-different ways organized labor works around the world.

Listen to Donald C. Dowling, Jr., shareholder at Littler Mendelson P.C. for this fast-paced session as he explains how “trade unions” and “works councils” work outside the U.S.—and how multinational headquarters can proactively manage them with a global labor strategy.

Lecture Topics  [01:03:33]

What you will learn:

  • Why a multinational needs a coordinated approach to organized labor internationally
  • The very-different ways that organized labor works outside the U.S.
  • How to build a globally-aligned labor strategy or global labor platform

Who should attend:

  • HR and labor executives with international responsibilities
  • In-house labor/employment counsel at multinationals
  • Lawyers and consultants advising on international M&A deals and cross-border HR initiative

Presentation Material

  • Confronting Collective Labor Worldwide: How Multinational Headquarters Can Craft an Effective Global Labor Strategy that Accounts for Foreign “Trade Unions” and “Work Councils”
    Donald C. Dowling, Jr.
  • How to Align an International Labor Strategy for Overseas Unions, Works Councils and Other Worker Representatives
    Donald C. Dowling, Jr.
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Donald C Dowling, Jr. ~ Littler Mendelson P.C.
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