Monthly Archives: June 2017

There’s More To It Than Just Jobs!

A recent article from Reuters news agency says workers in an Indiana community want a little more out of jobs than just a job.  The community has a number of manufacturing jobs so you would think it is the ideal … Continue reading

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Crabs In A Bucket

Have you heard the story of what happens when you put crabs in a bucket? If has some parallels to the workplace. As the story goes, if you put one crab in a bucket, it will quickly climb out of … Continue reading

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Learning About Each Other Requires Patience

Labor-management cooperation doesn’t happen overnight.  It’s not an on-off type of thing.  As with any relationship, it takes patience.  It requires some work and time to build.  On the other hand, it doesn’t take long for relationships to deteriorate and … Continue reading

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Building Successful Communities Begins With Workers

Last week I had the opportunity to visit the Cleveland, Ohio area. While I went through areas that had been the home to manufacturing and industry that was long since gone, the area certainly did not look like a rust … Continue reading

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