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Leading with Hope & Resilience

Leading with Hope & Resilience

May 6, 2020 · by Alvarez Porter Group · Leave a Comment

After a full year of COVID 19 and its impacts . . . As we continue to suffer and witness suffering and as we continue to expose and witness inequities and hate, we need leaders who are calm, clear, equitable, and ... read more


Want more feedback?

Want more feedback?

February 7, 2020 · by Alvarez Porter Group · Leave a Comment

Ask for it. And if you have trouble asking, now's your chance to get better at receiving feedback. The number one way to increase the amount of feedback in your organization is to develop a culture of ASKING for feedback. Many organizations invest in ... read more


That's Just the Way We Roll

That’s Just the Way We Roll

February 7, 2020 · by Alvarez Porter Group · Leave a Comment

When people use the "that's-just-the-way-we-roll" defense, there is an air of inevitability to it. It's as if they are saying, 'it's out of my hands, it can't be helped, I'm powerless to change it; And, what's more, if I need ... read more


The 80% Equation: how the open shop turns the traditional union formula on its head

The 80% Equation: how the open shop turns the traditional union formula on its head

July 2, 2018 · by Alvarez Porter Group · Leave a Comment

We shouldn't be surprised that an historic moment in the U.S. labor movement didn’t make much of a splash. It wasn’t even the biggest news coming out of the Supreme Court that day . The marches that followed focused on family separation and ... read more


Should I stay or should I go?

Should I stay or should I go?

March 20, 2018 · by Allison Porter · Leave a Comment

What will public sector union members do when they have a choice? #janus #openshop #letsgetready You’re at your cousin’s wedding reception and you are having an okay time.  The cake has been cut and a few people are dancing.  Some people leave ... read more


Can Public Employee Unions Save the Labor Movement?

Can Public Employee Unions Save the Labor Movement?

January 5, 2018 · by Allison Porter · Leave a Comment

Imagine this:  hundreds and even thousands of conversations happening all over the country.  People in pairs, small groups, big halls. Whispers growing into chatters growing into a cacophony of excitement and possibility.  Listen as the talk leads to action which ... read more


Friedrichs Redux

Friedrichs Redux

January 2, 2017 · by Allison Porter · Leave a Comment

The third in a series. See Time to Double Down and 4 Things Public Sector Unions Are Doing Among the many uncertainties there are about the new administration, there is one thing we can predict with confidence: Friedrichs redux. Public sector union leaders breathed ... read more


Time to double down: What the demise of Friedrichs means for labor

Time to double down: What the demise of Friedrichs means for labor

March 24, 2016 · by Alvarez Porter Group · Leave a Comment

When Antonin Scalia died in Texas last month, public sector unions got some breathing room.  Friedrichs vs California Teachers Association - the case that was expected to overturn Abood vs Detroit Board of Ed in April – ended up in a ... read more