Labor Disputes In The US
January 14th, 2014
Conflict in the workplace, and labor disputes in the US workplace specifically, seem to be on the rise in recent years. Keeping any work environment free of hostility and contention can be taxing on the management staff when there are multiple voices that want to be heard. For any manager put in charge of the hiring and firing done by a company, dealing with labor disputes is a common component of any business operation. The following suggestions may help you to avoid and reduce the number of workplace quarrels and disgruntled employees that lead to US labor disputes.
Confront With The Goal Of Resolution
As a member of a management team, or even as the owner or operator of a business, there will come a time in your career where you will be called upon to confront a member, or members, of your staff about any number of workplace issues. While it is important to be firm in your approach, you must remember to always keep your intention one of resolution, and not of provocation. This can be done by:
- Addressing the issue as you have heard it from other employees
- Listening to the employee's point of view
- Working together to find a solution that works for everyone
Lend A Listening Ear
More often than not, labor disputes in the US come as a result of employees feeling their voice is not being heard and their needs as workers are not being met. Whether it is a single employee or a group of workers who have come together with a common issue, take the time to listen to and address their concerns. While giving each employee everything they want may not always be in the best interest of your company, practicing the lost art of listening intently may go much further than you think, and may be the first step towards conflict resolution. If you are involved in a labor dispute that you are unable to resolve on your own, call (949) 582-1544 today to speak with an experienced labor dispute attorney at Skorina Law Group about your potential case.