Thrivent new employee dispute resolution mandate?, Effective January 1, 2019?, Citizen Wells breaking news?, Teresa Rasmussen new Thrivent CEO October 2018

Thrivent new employee dispute resolution mandate?, Effective January 1, 2019?, Citizen Wells breaking news?, Teresa Rasmussen new Thrivent CEO October 2018

“Thrivent contends that its commitment to individual arbitration is ‘”important to the membership because it reflects Thrivent’s Christian Common Bond, helps preserve members’ fraternal relationships, and avoids protracted and adversarial litigation that could undermine Thrivent’s core mission.’”…Thrivent v. Acosta Nov. 3, 2017

“pre-dispute mandatory arbitration provisions are inappropriate in insurance policies and incompatible with the legal duties insurers owe policyholders when handling their claims.”…NAIC, National Association of Insurance Commissioners, August 15, 2016

“Companies don’t want to go to court because it puts them on a level playing field. Courts are ruled by law, legal precedent, and legal discovery, which allows litigants to obtain information and evidence from their opponents or from third parties. Discovery is a privilege in arbitration, but not a right. Arbitrators can’t enforce subpoenas, meaning you have to file a lawsuit just to get a third party or a piece of information into the hearing. In open court, you don’t have to jump through nearly as many hoops. Further, judgments in court are often more favorable to the consumer, both in the rate of success and the dollar amount of judgments.”…North Carolina Consumers Council

 

 

Has Thrivent Financial implemented a new employee dispute resolution mandate similar to their MDRP dispute resolution mandated for members since 1999?

If so, why is there no news of this until now on the internet or Thrivent’s website?

Was this supposed to be kept secret?

Did someone inadvertently place this on their website where it got on the internet and was subsequently “rectified”, scrubbed?

A lot of questions have been raised.

Teresa Rasmussen, formerly general counsel and a president at Thrivent became CEO in October.

Is this tied to her?

Did this evolve from Thrivent’s lawsuits against the Department of Labor?

Was this lawsuit a catalyst?

“Executive sues Thrivent, saying he was fired because he is black”

http://eachstorytold.com/2018/05/26/thrivent-executive-fired-gregory-m-smith-lawsuit-says-he-was-fired-because-he-is-black-represented-by-attorney-clayton-halunen-we-are-going-to-get-rid-of-that-black-piece-of-shit/

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https://www.thrivent.com/privacy-and-security/files/Employee-Dispute-Resolution-Program.pdf

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The following was found under the FAQ section:

  • Why is Thrivent introducing the Thrivent Dispute Resolution Program?
    • • Thrivent has had a successful Member Dispute Resolution Program in place for 19 years, and now we are providing our workforce with a similar dispute resolution program that is:
      • Neutral.
      • Timely.
      • Cost-effective.
    • Introducing this program puts us in line with many Fortune 500 companies. According to the Economic Policy Institute, 55% of U.S. employees have agreed to arbitration agreements.
  • When does the program take effect?

    Current employees and field sales members must sign their agreements via DocuSign by December 31, 2018, and the program takes effect on January 1, 2019.

  • Am I obligated to use the Thrivent Dispute Resolution Program instead of filing a lawsuit?

    Yes. Thrivent provides the Dispute Resolution Program as the exclusive means to resolve workplace disputes. By contracting with, or accepting and continuing employment with Thrivent, you agree to resolve all work-related disputes within the rules of the Thrivent Dispute Resolution Program. This agreement is binding on Thrivent, its employees and independent field sales members. Workplace disputes not resolved through Workforce Relations, Code of Conduct, the initial appeal or mediation must be arbitrated under the rules of the Thrivent Dispute Resolution Program.

What if I don’t sign the agreement?

Because agreeing to a Thrivent Dispute Resolution Program is a condition of employment for employees and condition of contract for field sales members, employment/contracts will not be continued for anyone who does not agree to the terms of the program. Employees and field sales members who choose not to sign the agreement will not be eligible for any type of severance or transitional pay.

These agreements are binding on both Thrivent, its employees and field sales members. Workplace disputes not resolved by mutual agreement must be arbitrated under the Thrivent Dispute Resolution Program.

Why is there no mention of this dramatic change in Thrivent news or the internet?

Did  they change their minds?

 

More here:

https://citizenwells.com/

http://citizenwells.net/

 

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27 responses to “Thrivent new employee dispute resolution mandate?, Effective January 1, 2019?, Citizen Wells breaking news?, Teresa Rasmussen new Thrivent CEO October 2018

  1. “Our right to our day in court has been severely eroded.”…Citizen Wells

  2. “If arbitration was truly a neutral forum rather than one favoring insurers, then there would be no need for an insurer to insist on its use before a dispute has even arisen.”

    http://eachstorytold.com/2018/07/16/naic-banning-arbitration-clauses-in-insurance-policies-why-arbitration-clauses-should-be-banned-companies-that-include-pre-dispute-mandatory-arbitration-clauses-do-so-because-it/

  3. CW……..
    ………I am wondering if Thrivent operates under the umbrella of the Lutheran Church, as a NON PROFIT ENTITY.

  4. CW……….
    ………..there is a theory which supports the notion that there are elements of the Lutheran church which extend backwards clear to the original Nazi party doctrine. These people believe that they have a legal right to break any/or all laws, because to them written law IS NOT MEANINGFUL LAW at all. Such notions also include the notion that the Jews are causing all of the problems on earth. This notion is still very much alive. This sort of rationale tells a sickening story……….ONE OF UNABATED, AND COMPLETE RADICAL MENTALITY AMONG A PERCENTAGE OF THE SO CALLED LUTHERAN CHURCH. I personally believe that people within the percentage are capable of DELIBERATE, AND OTHERWISE DISHONEST BUSINESS PRACTICES, WHILE USING THE TAX EXEMPT UMBRELLA OF THE LUTHERAN CHURCH TO HIDE BEHIND. The Lutheran Church is in some quarters even stronger in America than the Catholic Church. Many high ranking politicians of today are devout Lutherans.

  5. CW……..
    …………if a extremely strong case of RACKETERRING could be presented to a GRAND JURY Thrivent , and it’s pertinent officers could all be indicted for RICO crimes. THIS WOULD IN TURN bring severe embarrassment upon the Lutheran church, who might then realise it is time to cast Thrivent out from under the protecting umbrella where they will be vulnerable to STATE LEVEL INSURANCE LAWS. However the issue will still need to be adjudicated at the North Carolina Supreme Court by the NCIC.

  6. CW…….
    ……….unfortunately ARBITRATION has become a popular way of lessening the payout of an insurance company. This has come about largely because we are using more and more CASTRATED ATTORNEYS TO REPRESENT US IN PERSONAL INJURY LAWSUITS. EVERYBODY DECIDES UPON HIS CUT OF THE ACTION, AND EVERYBODY GOES FROM THERE…….FAIR , OR NOT !!!! THIS IS REFERRED TO AS …..”FINANCIAL EXPEDIENCY”.

  7. CW……..
    ……looking like you might get some ICE cover. Take care…..be safe. THROW ANOTHER LOG ON THE FIRE…….break out the MONOPLY BOARD. Have a great day.

  8. Thanks oldsailor.
    11-12 of snow with ice on top projected.

  9. CW, hope you’re OK down there. Winter storm ‘Diego’ is taking the Carolinas and VA to the cleaners. When your temps hover around the freezing point you get the snow, but also a mix; ice ain’t nice. We see that scenario all the time up here during the winter.

    Fingers are crossed that the power stays on. This is New England weather, and not NC weather. Your temps should moderate midweek.

    Good luck and stay safe!

  10. Thanks SueK.
    We get this but not that often, especially early Dec.
    Looks like 9-10″ so far.
    12 yrs of age, had paper route.
    Woke up to this weather, Sun AM.

  11. CW…………
    ………..here is one that might get your attention………
    ……When President Trump arrived at the Bush Funeral at the Bush Library it was 31 degrees outside with a nearly 20 knot wind, and mother nature’s tears were falling at the rate of 1″ per hour. So naturally President Trump is going to be wearing some external protective clothing………..so what happened the very second he walked through the door wearing an overcoat, the MEDIA IMMEDIATELY WENT INSANE, and began to babble their IGNORANT BLATHER…….”OHHHHHHH MY GOD” THEY SCREAMED LOOK HOW CRUDE THE PRESIDENT IS BEING, HE IS WEARING AN OVERCOAT TO THE BUSH FUNERAL. …………….SO LETS PUT A FEW OF THE MEDIA HALFWITS OUTSIDE IN THE NEXT TEXAS STORM, WITHOUT ANY PROTECTIVE WEAR, AND LETS SEE IF THEY ENJOY BEING THERE WITHOUT ANY EXTERIOR WEAR. JUST ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF THE HALFWIT MENTALITY WHICH SEEMS TO PERMEATE THE ENTIRE MASS OF THE MORONIC MEDIA THESE DAYS. THIS IS JUST ONE MORE INDICATOR WHICH REVEALS WHAT IS HAPPENING TO MANY AMERICANS. SADDLY IT IS HAPPENING AS A DIRECT RESULT OF THEIR OWN IGNORANCE, AND GENERAL STUPIDITY.

  12. “You can’t fix stupid.”

  13. CW, glad you’re OK! North Carolinians are as tough as New Englanders (and that’s pretty tough).

    My pal in Asheville lived in Boston years ago when she was married; went home to Asheville after the divorce. She knows what to do, and is helping her panicked neighbors who do not. We train ’em well up here :).

    This mess will continue through Monday midday and the warnings are up. The power needs to stay on!

    Be safe!

  14. SueK.
    My ancestor, John Wells signed the Tryon Resolves on August 14, 1775 which began:

    “The unprecedented, barbarous and bloody actions committed by British troops on our American brethren near Boston, on 19th April and 20th of May last, together with the hostile operations and treacherous designs now carrying on, by the tools of ministerial vengeance, for the subjugation of all British America, suggest to us the painful necessity of having recourse to arms in defense of our National freedom and constitutional rights, against all invasions”

    Our common bond.

  15. CW………..
    ……….very well said !! It would seem that the most senior portion of America lies in and around New England.

  16. CW and GW, Concord and Lexington. And so it began.

    John Wells was spot on and his statement was profound.

    I have the sinking feeling that although we’re not up against the British these days, we have a more terrifying enemy to deal with, and they did not come from a foreign land.

  17. CW…….oldsailor85+
    Don’t know how you people do it?
    Today here in Mexifornia temp reached a whooping hi of 67 and a low of 45. Burr got to turn the heater tonight.

  18. Question………….
    ………..in the story of Chappaquidick Kennedy was able to exit the vehicle which was at that point in time lying on the passenger side, and the driver side was about a foot and a half under water. He would have had to open the driver door (about 100lbs) upward to escape. Why did he NOT THEN bring Miss Kopechne along as he exited the now totally flooded vehicle? If she was conscious she would have been trying to escape UPWARD just as was TEDDY.. I have a strong feeling that Miss Kopechne was NOT CONSCIOUS when TEDDY EXITED THE VEHICLE. All he had to do was hold the door open so she could escape. She had to have already been incapacitated. I believe that she had been INCAPACITATED many minutes before the vehicle started to move forward toward where it finally came to rest in the pond. The vehicle was seen sitting still with the headlights on and the engine running. A witness started walking toward the car to investigate and it suddenly screeched away. I believe that this is when TEDDY was rendering her unconscious……..this would also make him guilty of MURDER. I believe that she got into an argument with him, and in one of his well known rages he either choked her or suffocated her either to DEATH , or to unconsciousness. Either way he planned to run the car off the bridge. All of the Kennedys were championship swimmers. Escaping from a flooding vehicle is a PIECE OF CAKE…….especially when the escape hatch is only a foot or so under water. All he had to do is wind the window down just a little to equalize the pressure. He knew she would drown. I have a printed copy of the entire Chappaquiddick crapola which is from a collection of witnesses both before the accident, and many AFTER THE ACCIDENT. Mr Kennedy has in the interim been summoned by God to the creator’s courtroom. Mr. Kennedy has faced his maker, and hopefully is now burning in HELL. CASE CLOSED!

  19. SueK……..
    ………….yes we are beginning to see what happens when several successive generations of Americans become MENTALLY TWISTED, LOW IQ MORONS, who have only three word vocabularies at graduation from high school, and the only skill they possess is knowing how to pick their noses, and scream expletives. Of course they had the help of the DO GOODER school superintendents who removed CIVICS, AND US HISTORY from the CURRICULUM. Many of today’s college GRADS would not be able to pass a GRADE 8 SAT. This point was proven a few years ago when 100 fresh college grads were tested using a STANDARD GRADE 8 SAT. ONLY 11 out of 100 passed the exam.

  20. AND…………
    ………Mzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. Cortez is a classic example of what I have talked about in my last post. She is probably one of the MOST IGNORANT, and generally STUPID people I have ever heard as she passes her hot oral gas. In reality she is a HALFWIT………..who doesn’t even comprehend the crap she spews. …….nor does she even understand the wording of much of the Constitution. All you have to do is listen to her rave, and rant. Anybody who believes anything she has to say would themselves have to be HALFWITS.

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