On August 16, 2016, RAI President Dr. Tom Schneider partnered with Professor Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld to moderate the Partnership Day panels at the FMCS's National Labor-Management Conference in Chicago. These panels featured labor and management leaders from a broad range of highly successful organizations from industries as diverse as education, automobile manufacturing, healthcare, paper and packaging, and utilities.

On July 13, 2016, in Washington, DC, RAI President Dr. Tom Schneider was recognized as an Australian American Leadership Dialogue Honoree for 2016.

New RAI client closes the deal: Daughters of Charity Health System now Verity Health System

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On October 7, 2015, President Barack Obama singled out RAI client Kaiser Permanente as, “one of the premier health organizations in the country.” Speaking at the White House, President Obama specifically cited Kaiser’s partnership with its 28 unions and employees as an example of a “high road” approach to workforce engagement that directly drives quality and care.

Restructuring Associates Inc. congratulates Kaiser Permanente and the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions for this well deserved recognition. RAI was the architect and implementation consultant who from the beginning (October 1996) worked with management and the unions to design the Kaiser Permanente Labor Management Partnership and nearly all of its core elements which turned the organization around and led to this well deserved honor. RAI has assisted and advised in its implementation from this beginning through to the present day. As advisors to this now mature partnership, RAI continues to help the parties with strategic advice, contract negotiations and problem-solving, as well as ongoing efforts at renewal and improvement. We feel privileged to have helped Kaiser and its unions in this achievement.

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The Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA) presented the 2009 Outstanding Practitioner Award to RAI's President and CEO, Thomas J. Schneider, on January 4th, 2010 in recognition of his outstanding contributions to research and practice in the field of employment relations.

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RAI and its consultants are featured in a new book for their role in facilitating and developing  the most complex labor-management partnership in the world.  Healing Together: The Labor-Management Partnership at Kaiser Permanente tracks the development and evolution of the partnership which now encompasses 8.6 million members and twenty-seven unions. 

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RAI President, Tom Schneider, chaired "Ensuring Infrastructure Investments that Advance Sustainability and Green Jobs" at the Labor and Employment Relations Conference that was held in Washington, D.C. on June 11-12, 2009. The title of this year's conference was "New Frontiers in Labor and Employment Policy
Ensuring Good Jobs, Fair Treatment, and High Performance in a Turbulent Economy."

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RAI President, Tom Schneider presented "Organizational Transformation: Engagement of Labor is the Critical Variable: Case Study PG&E" at the 2nd International Workshop on Work and Intervention Practices held in Quebec City from 27-29 August, 2008. The conference theme was "Different Perspectives on Work Changes. Click here to view the conference schedule and presentations..

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RAI President, Tom Schneider presented "The Consultant's Are Coming" at the IBEW 2008 Utility Conference. Click here to read the full presentation.

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RAI President, Tom Schneider will present the Key Note address at the 31st Kentucky Labor-Management Conference September 9-11, 2008 in Gilbertsville, Kentucky. This years conference will focus on economic development and education.

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RAI President, Tom Schneider presented "Emerging Trends: Strategic Relationships Between Labor and Management: An Assessment of 25 Years Experience with Labor-Management Partnerships" at the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) 14th National Labor-Management Conference held June 9-11, 2008 in Washington, D.C. Click here to read the conference proposal. RAI Consultants Gary Bergel, Mike Gaffney and John Stepp presented "Maximizing the Potential of Interest-Based Approaches to Bargaining: Getting Results Without Getting Stymied by the Process." Click here for the full conference schedule and presentation descriptions.

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Our Distinctive Value

Restructuring Associates Inc. (RAI) is a management consulting firm that specializes in solving complex organizational challenges that have a critical impact on clients' operating performance. We help our clients become high performing, continuously improving organizations by engaging employees in solving organizational problems and implementing their solutions. By involving people, we build internal commitment to change, generate real solutions, and facilitate implementation.

RAI has operated in the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand across industries, in profit and not-for-profit organizations, and with governments at the national, state, and local levels. RAI has differentiated itself by developing a special expertise of working in unionized environments and in highly dysfunctional and adversarial settings. Over its lifetime, RAI has been widely and publicly recognized for its cutting edge innovative approaches to delivering substantial improvements in operating performance for its clients.


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