The Ludlow, Colorado coal mine scene of the deadly 1914 Ludlow massacre.
Following the event, Rockefeller resolved to take steps that would keep another similar catastrophe from happening in the future.
|More than 75 years ago ...
John D. Rockefeller, Jr., responding to the
infamous Ludlow Massacre of striking miners,
established a staff of industrial relations
specialists to help advise him on new ways
to manage his labor force. This staff pioneered
some of the most enlightened management
practices of the early 20th century and was
soon expanded into Industrial Relations
Counselors (IRC), a nonprofit, applied-research
organization, dedicated to serving clients by
advancing the art, knowledge and practice
of organizational and human relationships
at work. Today, as throughout their history,
ORC Networks are helping leaders make their
organizations better: safer, more productive
and more engaging places to work.
Composed of more than 30 network groups,
ORC Networks continues to nurture communities
of thought leaders as part of Mercer’s
Washington Resource Group.
Networks span geographies and industries,
providing a forum for clients to share
experiences, leverage best practices and apply
accurate, relevant information in effectively
addressing organizational concerns.
ORC Networks contribute to members’
effectiveness, making their organizations
better places to work by being safer, more
engaging, more inclusive and more productive.