Yesterday it was reported that GFL Environmental Inc, a waste management company, is facing scrutiny for its labor relations practices and alleged union-busting efforts. According to reports, GFL hired hired Scott Michel, Senior Labor Consultant at Reliant Labor Consultants. Now, LaborLab has uncovered that GFL Environmental Inc. also hired The Labor Pros, another union busting consulting firm with a long record of undermining the rights of workers.
An agreement between The Labor Pros and GFL Environmental Inc. was signed on January 19, 2023. In the agreement, GFL Environmental Inc. agrees pay The Labor Pros consultants between $450 and $475/hr., cover travel and lodging expenses, cover a daily meal per diem of $75, and reimburse other "miscellaneous expenses." This is all in addition to a $25,000 retainer.
It's important to not that The Labor Pros is notorious for failing to disclose its union busting activities.
Update published April 26, 2023