American Labor Relations Group, Inc. (ALG) is a national consulting firm dedicated to supporting employers in all aspects of positive employee relations. ALG is a full-service human resource and labor relations consulting firm. From conducting employee satisfaction surveys, internal HR audits and executive coaching, to the active union organizing drive, we support management in many different arenas. Our team of talented professionals possesses decades of diverse experience in many industries.
ALG is a unique consulting firm not only due to our breadth of experience, but more so in the way we approach communicating effectively with employees. We use a very neutral, fact-heavy, positive, and easy-to-understand approach which we find has particular success with the four generations of employees currently in the US workforce. Our method allows us to form solid relationships in a short period of time and often mend the broken bond between employees and management.
Jim Monica, Esq., President & Co-Founder
Jim started his legal career as a budding young attorney at an exclusively union side labor firm, where he represented locals of nearly every major US union in arbitrations, collective bargaining and Federal court litigation. After 5 years of learning the ins and outs of how unions think and operate, Jim joined the world’s largest management side labor & employment firm, Littler Mendelson. During the 5 years Jim spent at Littler, he represented employers in all aspects of Traditional Labor Law including collective bargaining, arbitrations, NLRB and D0L matters, litigation and union avoidance. After earning his stripes at two law firms, Jim took a position as the Director of Labor Relations with Penske Truck Leasing & Penske Logistics. While at Penske, Jim revamped and oversaw the Company’s “Positive Associate Relations” program. He also chaired collective bargaining of many contracts with the Teamsters, Machinists and other unions.
In 2015, Jim founded ALG due to his true passion and skills in labor/management relations. Today, Jim focuses his work in day to day counseling as well as formal proceedings. He has represented several Fortune 500 companies in high stakes union elections, contract negotiations and arbitrations. Jim spends a great deal of time in the arena of positive employee relations and preventative work. He developed a series of intense, interactive training sessions for management that revolves around effective communication, proper reward and recognition and issuing fair and appropriate corrective action. Jim provides education to employees, front line managers and executives. He possesses extensive knowledge in various industries including Healthcare, Retail, Construction, Food & Beverage Distribution, Communication, Transportation, Trucking, Logistics/Manufacturing/Warehouse and Tradeshow. The direct reason behind his high success rate is Jim’s ability to intimately relate to all walks of life from CE0s to hourly workers.
Jim is fluent in Spanish, and has worked with several non-English speaking units of employees. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from Lehigh University and his Juris Doctor from Hofstra University School of Law.
William Lulias, President Emeritus & Co-FounderBill is a graduate of Southern Illinois University and has Certificates of Achievement from Penn State University and Villanova University in Business Logistics and Human Resource Management.
Bill started his career in organized labor where he established a local union in Philadelphia. He was elected successfully to three terms as Vice General Chairman responsible for representation in 12 states and 1 province of Canada. When the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers merged with the Teamsters, Bill was elected a delegate to Teamsters Conventions and lobbied in Washington on behalf of the unions. As a senior elected union official, Bill successfully negotiated contracts and was an employee member to 4 Public Law Boards where he successfully argued over 200 discipline cases to final adjudication. Bill has effectively implemented training classes for organized labor and trained members in negotiation techniques.
Bill also implemented a Critical Incident Response Team for Conrail Philadelphia Division where an effective and urgent response team was put into place to put into action a plan as a result of fatalities, derailments and natural disasters. Due to corruption he personally experienced in the union, in 2009 Bill left and decided to devote the remainder of his career to assisting management in union avoidance matters.
Bill brings keen experience from “both sides of the table” to the representative matters he handles. Bill is a speaker on union awareness for various North Florida Business Groups. Bill was also involved with the St. Augustine and Jacksonville, Florida Chamber of Commerce and the Georgia Healthcare Association. As a management side consultant, Bill assists clients in all areas of employee and labor relations, including contract negotiations, arbitrations, strategic planning, continuous improvement, communication training, critical incident response training and disciplined approaches to problem solving.
Jason Blain, Vice President & Shareholder
Jason brings over 20 years’ experience placing senior leadership professionals and functional management in the disciplines of Finance, Legal and Operations across all industries. Prior to joining, Jason was a practice leader for a global recruiting firm driving operations while producing at the highest levels. He then went on to partner and establish multiple C-Suite placement practices throughout the Northeast. Jason attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania where he played Men’s Volleyball. He continues to compete in both beach and indoor volleyball and an avid skier and fisherman.