Monthly Archives: January 2012

When To Form a Labor-Management Committee, or Any Employee Involvement Process

In previous blogs we highlighted committees and the work they do. We’ve also written about characteristics of committees but we haven’t written specifically about when is the right time to form a labor-management or any employee involvement committee. 1. A … Continue reading

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Effective Meetings Require A Single Agenda

When we begin our work with a labor-management committee we like to attend a meeting to observe how they operate. We like to see agendas and minutes (if they exist), and watch the members’ interactions and level of cooperation. On … Continue reading

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Congratulations, Again!

Once again, we send a shout out of congratulations to both the State of Ohio and SEIU, #1199, on their tentative agreement to extend their current contract for another 3 years. There are so many people and businesses out there … Continue reading

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Setting the Agenda for Effective Meetings

We all know agenda are important to effective meetings. While there are many ways to build the agenda, we want to offer some of our ideas. We end each committee meeting by developing the agenda for the next meeting. This … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

Meredith and Jim want to wish you a Happy New Year and a great 2012! We’ve begun to see positive signs for employers and employees. The economy is slowly improving from the depths it had reached. Employment is picking up, … Continue reading

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