At the end of last month I stepped down from my position of CEO with the company and took up my new position of Director of Business Development. This move, long planned, by my partner and I finally came around where the intent is for me to move closer to “retirement”. It’s not a word…Details
Pete Seeger died today. Pete Seeger was an individual who seemed almost immortal to me. I started playing folk guitar when I was about 14 years old and later sang in a folk group. A lot of the songs I sang were written by Pete. A few years ago I acquired a 1964 long neck…Details
As I drove home from work – my choice – this past Labor Day holiday in the U.S., the one thing that struck me was how many stores full of low-paid workers were open, while most corporate offices were closed. Some of those working today did it for the extra money, but for the majority,…Details
I use this phrase to describe what a great many unions (and other organizations) use as their systems development “strategy”. In this paradigm there is little thought given to pro-active planning of upgrading software or hardware. Staff skills are rarely considered either. I am reminded of an old “Seinfeld” episode where Jerry is describing the…Details
In one of our recent blog posts titled In Praise of Diversity, our CEO Bob Stevenson asserts, “Unions by and large do a lousy job of public relations. They let their enemies mold the public perception of unions which are so stereotypical it would be redundant for me to even address it.” If so, I…Details
A great graphic just in time for Memorial Day! The AFL-CIO has offered this great summer cookout shopping list of products made right here in America. Use this list the next time your shopping for a summer cookout!
In recent news we have seen various headlines on immigration reform, women’s rights, and numerous forms of discrimination that occur in the workplace. Our business is in providing solutions to labor unions and I thought about how our customers, who represent the working people of America (or at least those that are still organized), stack…Details
They were the last people you would ever imagine would steal $____________ (fill in the dollars). My professional background was originally in accounting. I held various positions ranging from a NATO budget analyst to the Financial Controllership of a major corporation. In the course of this wide-ranging career it was my dubious privilege to become…Details