Scott Michel, Senior Consultant
Former Union Leader and Organizer: Scott’s successful career as a labor relations consultant commenced after a dedicated 20 years with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. A highly respected union leader, Scott was responsible for the organization of many hundreds of new members. This task carried over to the bargaining table, where Scott negotiated and enforced labor agreements with many diversified companies in the manufacturing and service industries, in addition to several Fortune 500 firms. In addition to his leadership role within the Teamsters, Scott was also the Fiduciary/Trustee for Taft-Hartley funds
Scott is a dynamic leader and team builder with excellent communication skills. From frontline workers to corporate CEOs, Scott’s ability to effectively communicate issues and position his ideals with credibility and integrity has been invaluable during a union organizing drive. His extensive knowledge of employment and labor law, in addition to his privileged understanding of union campaign strategies, enable him to identify, call out, and enforce correction of misleading information being delivered to employees. Further to that, Scott’s transparency and understanding of frontline employees and their supervisors help him engage in, and connect through, face-to-face conversations where he may help those same employees separate fact from union fiction.
In addition to consulting during a campaign, Scott provides many preventative services, as well as guidance on working with a union. Some of those opportunities include, but are not limited to, leadership training on union avoidance; creating positive employee relations; benefit and compensation programs; and grievance and arbitration resolution.
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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