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Ken Cannon presents "How to Prepare Your Company for the Coming Ambush Election"

  • December 03, 2014
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Cacharel Restaurant 2221 E Lamar Blvd (9th Floor), Arlington, TX 76006


How to Prepare Your Company for the Coming Ambush Election & Bring a Bear!!

Ken Cannon

It is anticipated the current National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) will rule on the ambush election decision immediately after the November elections.  The NLRB is made up of five members, three Democrats and two Republicans. 

This rule will allow union elections to be held in as little as 21 days or less and will limit the ability of employers to address pre-election issues.  The December presentation will cover how to develop campaign material and a calendar for an ambush election.  It will also include what critical activities and material should be developed prior to your company receiving a union election petition.  The presentation will cover examples of a campaign calendar and actual material that has been developed for two other local companies.    

About the Speaker: Ken Cannon 

Ken retired from Xerox Corporation in 2005 after 38 years of service.  The last 27 years of Ken’s career was spent as Director Employee/Industrial Relations for North American Operations. Ken obtained his formal labor relations education at Cornell, ILR School in Rochester, New York.  As Director of Labor Relations at Xerox, he was responsible for maintaining a positive work climate in Xerox’s North American operation with over 65,000 employees. His responsibilities also included developing the strategies and tactics for all union organizing campaigns when they occurred and negotiating labor contracts. In his role, Ken developed the company’s strategy on how to remain union free by creating a positive work climate between management and the hourly workforce. He has written two booklets for management covering their roles and responsibilities during an organizing campaign and how to manage the Company’s campaign.  

Ken has personally managed 196 campaigns against unions such as; IBEW, CWA, Teamsters, IUE, UAW, UFCWU, SEIU, USW, Machinist, Iron Workers and UNITE HERE. He has won 194 of the 196 campaigns.  He received Xerox Corporation’s highest award on four occasions for his work in labor relations.

Since retiring from Xerox Corporation, Ken started his own business with clients that includes Siemens, Trinity Industries, Curtiss Wright, Reactive Titanium International, Toll Global Forwarding, Sally Beauty Holding, Magic Janitorial Services, Members Janitorial Services, McDonalds, U.S. Stainless Steel, Fiber Mark Paper, Ellwood Steel Group and deck Construction, Guam. 


This program has  been approved for 1.00 recertification credit toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the Human Resource Institute (HRCI).  For more information about certification or recertification, please HRCI homepage at

Please bring a teddy bear to support Project HOPE! We will be joining with the UT Arlington Student SHRM group and other UT Arlington groups to collect teddy bears for children in a local hospital. Our goal is to get to 1000 bears! They will be given out on Christmas Day to children and folks all across DFW!
*Bears and other stuffed animals (new, clean, and gently used) will be accepted

All online reservations are due Monday at noon prior to the meeting. Online registration will be closed at that time. Attendees not registered online will be considered walk-in registrations and will be charged the guest rate of $35.


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