Monthly Archives: February 2011

Can Labor-Management Committees Help Save Jobs?

We met this week with a labor-management committee we’ve written about in earlier posts. It’s a great example of a committee working in job preservation. The labor members of this committee have jobs that could be threatened by increasing use … Continue reading

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Do Labor and Management Share Common Interests?

How would you answer that question? Do you believe that the two parties are diametrically opposed to each other, or that most of their interests are the same? Some people cling to the old belief that labor and management are … Continue reading

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A Point of Agreement With Gov. Kasich

originally published February 14, 2011- This week, it has been impossible to look at a newspaper or blog without reading about the attacks on public sector unions and employees in Ohio. The most frustrating thing about this is seeing the … Continue reading

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An Alternative to Layoffs: Ask Employees

originally published February 7, 2011- In June 2009, the Wall Street Journal published an article, “Put Down the Ax: 5 Alternatives to Layoffs” by Sarah Morgan. It’s a good article that points out laying off employees is not the most … Continue reading

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A Quick fact About Job Creation

Originally published January 31, 2011- This week, I’ve got a quick statistic for you: 80% of the new jobs in Franklin County have been at existing companies. This is additional support for what we’ve been writing about the importance of … Continue reading

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Articles Show Positive Trends in Job Creation and Retention

originally published January 23, 2010- I read a couple of articles this week that I want to share with you. Both had positive news about employment and labor-management relations. On January 19, Wall Street Journal reported the number of manufacturing … Continue reading

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The Changing Face of OLMCP

Originally published January 17, 2010- CALMC was founded in 1986 as been part of the Ohio Labor-Management Cooperation Program, or OLMCP. A network of 25 community-based organizations, OLMCP members were to work in their local areas to bring labor and … Continue reading

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Updates

Originally published January 3, 2011- As we begin the new year, we want to provide some updates for our members and friends. The Board of Trustees of CALMC has been restructured. The entire board can be seen by clicking the … Continue reading

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Early Warning Signs – Part 3

Originally published December 27, 2010 – For the last couple of weeks, we’ve been reviewing the early warning signs of problems indicating a possible need for employee retention or layoff aversion assistance. Columbus Area Labor-Management Committee provides these services at … Continue reading

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Early Warning Signs – Part 2

originally published December 20, 2010 – Last week, we began looking at some of the early warning signs that show the possibility a need for employee retention or layoff aversion assistance. Columbus Area Labor-Management Committee is a part of the … Continue reading

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