Joe Brock, Principal and Senior Consultant
Former Union President: Joe began his career as a labor relations consultant after more than twenty-four years with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters union. During that time, he served as an expert organizer and business agent until being voted in as President for Teamsters’ largest local in Philadelphia, PA. Joe has negotiated and enforced hundreds of collective bargaining agreements with multiple Fortune 500 firms, including Coca-Cola and Pepsi-Cola, as well as various hospital and medical organizations.
Joe’s engaging and transparent communication style allows him to quickly establish rapport with workers among every rank, from front line team members to CEOs. His experiences as a union leader grant him the ability to position his message with credibility and integrity. He can describe with working knowledge in dramatic detail how a union operates; the amount of power an individual or local union actually has; how the collective bargaining process works; and the realities of living under a union constitution that is designed to protect the union rather than the member. Joe knows unions more than they know themselves.
Joe’s extensive knowledge of employment and labor law and proficiency in the National Labor Relations Act is invaluable to companies looking to improve their labor and employee relations policies without union interference. He is a Certified Employee Benefit Specialist and a Compensation Management Specialist, and has served on multiple employee benefit funds as a Trustee and decision maker. Furthermore, he is skilled in supervisory and leadership training, promoting the education of grievance and arbitration resolution. Joe specializes in campaigns involving health care, hospitality, and manufacturing and distribution workers.
In addition to his subject matter expertise specialized certifications, Joe obtained CEBS© and CMS© Certification at the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, and is the author of multiple publications, including the popular book, Got Teamsters, A Guide for Voters.
Joe is married to his wife of over 20 years, and has two children. In addition to being an educator, advocate, and family man, Joe participates in local and state policy making boards and activities geared toward employee engagement.
Our employees ultimately voted to overwhelmingly defeat the Teamsters 43-no to 3-yes that allows us to continue to work directly with our employees in their best interest giving the us the opportunity to make things right.”
-WS, Director of HR
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