PSLC Executive Summary
Permanent Solutions Labor Consultants, Inc. (PSLC) is an international labor relations and human resource consulting firm specializing in maintaining an union free work environment.
We achieve our high results by directly educating and communicating with employees during union campaigns and by acting proactively with enhanced positive managerial corporate education and the promotion of positive relationships between management teams and the company’s workforce.
This is accomplished by utilizing former high-ranking union officials, organizers, and senior level human resource executives within the PSLC response team.
Ricardo Torres, President and founder of Permanent Solutions Labor Consultants, began his career lobbying Congress on behalf of the unions for AFL-CIO.
Ricardo then moved on to work in several high-level roles in the unions leading up to working as both International Organizing Director and International Strike Director with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) and the United Steelworkers of America (USW).
Ricardo has brought more than 1,000 campaigns to election throughout the world. As a result of his success as a union official, Ricardo was instrumental in building the curriculum for the development of advanced organizing tactics in both Healthcare and Non-Healthcare industrials at the AFL-CIO George Meany Center for Labor Studies/National Labor College.
He counseled many unions while they developed new strategies and tactics. In fact, many of these strategies and tactics are considered the cornerstone methodology by many labor organizations and are enthusiastically utilized today. During his time on the union side, Ricardo worked with a majority of the unions affiliated with the AFL-CIO, including many now affiliated with the Change to Win Federation.
During this time, Ricardo witnessed firsthand acts of deceit and corruption; often being asked to participate in unethical, and legally questionably, behavior. He could not live with this deceit and dishonesty. Thus, Ricardo left his position of power, authority and fortune to make a true, sincere, positive difference.
A difference that would ultimately have a long-term impact on employers and their employees by bridging the gap in communications between management and the workforce, while fostering transparency toward mutually appreciated success.
When Ricardo formed his new company in 2002, he thought long and hard about a name. The name Permanent Solutions was derived as result of Ricardo’s ambition “to provide true Permanent Solutions to issues that raise levels of employee engagement and morale while promoting positive employee relations without the need for third party representation.”
Permanent Solutions has an astounding win rate in full NLRB campaigns in the United States. Since opening for business in 2002, PSLC has only experienced 2 losses. This amazing record was made possible due to PSLC’s unique base of “Inside Edge” experience inside union leadership. At Permanent Solutions: “we know how unions think, when they are ready to act, and how to counter their every move.”
To build work environments where employees and employers work together to bring solutions to concerns while producing and/or providing service levels that exceed leaderships, employees and customer satisfaction expectations without the need for union representation.
Our International Scope
Permanent Solutions Labor Consultants provides human resource and labor relations consulting guidance to a diverse client base encompassing both traditional and alternative institutional client service strategies. PSLC was established in 2002 and is a recognized firm who has provided training seminars around the country the Society of Human Resource Managers (SHRM) and other global Human Resource and Labor Relations organizations throughout the world.
PSLC consists of a wide variety of diverse, multi-lingual professionals across the Americas and beyond. With corporate offices in Detroit, Michigan, PSLC’s global presence incorporates all regions within the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America and South America. PSLC’s Latin American enterprise is managed from its regional office in Medellin-Antioquia, Colombia, South America.