Minneapolis, MN, February 14, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Kenwood Strategic Advisors (KSA) today announced the launch of a new consulting practice providing both strategic advice to clients facing potential organized labor disruption as well as experienced temporary labor to firms experiencing a strike. “While numerous firms provide workers, until now, there has not been a nationwide firm emphasizing contingency planning with clients involved in union negotiations,” said KSA president Carl Luckett.
Current economic challenges, along with the possible passage of the Employee Free Choice Act, the RESPECT Act and other legislation, cause many industry experts to predict increased labor disruption and union strikes in coming years, requiring employers to reevaluate existing labor contingency plans.
KSA leadership specialize in and have unparalleled experience in developing labor disruption contingency plans. “A strike contingency plan provides tremendous leverage at the bargaining table and reduces the likelihood of a strike. And that is our ultimate goal,” said Luckett. “KSA develops contingency plans and labor options that force unions to reconsider the wisdom of refusing to accept fair and equitable contracts.”
As a former third party industry insider, Luckett pointed out that contingency planning is too often left to those who specialize in other disciplines. “Companies have an opportunity and a responsibility to increase contingency planning rigor and accountability. KSA’s planning helps eliminate concerns that organizations will fail to meet operational goals due to insufficient or inadequate preparation,” he noted.
“Ultimately, employers come to understand that it is entirely possible to remain profitable even during a strike,” Luckett emphasized.
About Kenwood Strategic Advisors (www.kenwoodadvisors.com):
KSA is a nationwide labor consulting and contingency planning firm that provides options and solutions for companies facing potential labor disruptions. In addition to providing temporary personnel, KSA partners with clients to maximize internal and third party resources to plan and execute comprehensive work stoppage contingency plans.