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Membership :: RAG

The Research Advisory Group (RAG) was formed in 1967 as a forum for industrial relations/human resources executives to discuss current developments in labor relations and related areas. Members, who include senior HR and Labor Relations executives, meet three times annually to address a wide spectrum of strategic issues, comparing experiences, identifying national and global trends, reviewing strategies, addressing compliance issues, handling employment concerns, and discussing union-management initiatives.

Research Focus

Our research and analysis covers a range of issues, including:

  • Strategic HR issues;
  • Union management matters;
  • Legal and legislative developments; and
  • International employee relations trends.

Member Benefits

  • Off-the-record meetings and the candid exchange of information at three meetings annually.
  • Quarterly newsletters addressing strategic HR issues, union management matters, legal and legislative developments, and international employee relations trends.
  • Participation by many of the most prominent manufacturing and service companies in the U.S.
  • Attendance by executives representing different industries and product groups.
  • Development of meaningful peer relationships.
  • Emphasis on both domestic and global HR and labor relations issues.
  • Appearance by top-level speakers, including cabinet members, legislators, agency heads, and industry and labor leaders.
  • Valuable access to Wharton School faculty and to resources for custom research initiatives, peer surveys, and trend analysis.

For more information on becoming a member, contact us!