Fortune International, an Illinois-based sea food company, is facing scrutiny after it was revealed by LaborLab that they have hired LRI Consulting Services, Inc., an Oklahoma-based union busting firm. According to paperwork filed with the US Department of Labor, Fortune International enlisted the services of LRI Consulting in mid-May, specifically instructing them to meet with their delivery drivers. This decision has raised significant concerns about the company's stance on workers' rights and its commitment to fair labor practices.
LRI Consulting Services, Inc. is well-known for its long record of in countering unionization efforts within companies. Their tactics often involve captive audience meetings.
Fortune International's decision to hire an anti-union firm like LRI Consulting raises questions about the company's approach to labor relations and its willingness to engage in open dialogue and negotiation with its employees. By employing a notorious union busting firm, the company risks creating an adversarial relationship with its workforce and hindering their efforts to collectively bargain for better working conditions and benefits.
May 17, 2023