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Columbus Area Labor-Management Committee is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to involving employers and employees to preserve jobs, resolve workplace issues, and promote labor-management cooperation. Visit our website at http://calmc.org

Did You Know We’re Having A Workplace Crisis?

Three reports have been released within the last month with some great information about the workplace.  What’s more interesting are the sources that represent differing perspectives but have  similar information in each of their reports about the workplace.   Those sources … Continue reading

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CALMC Releases New On-Demand Video and Podcast

This week CALMC added two new on-line resources to our website. These complement the training and information already on our site. The newest entry in our Quick Takes video series deals with consensus decision making. While this form of decision … Continue reading

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Changes In The Wind?

This last week  the change to the Fall season occurred in the northern hemisphere.  Luckily for many of us, it’s a fairly weak change as we continue to experience great weather.  But the change to Fall isn’t the only change … Continue reading

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Do You Know: Do Problems Mean Labor-Management Cooperation Does Not Work?

What if an employer and union who have been working to build labor-management cooperation suddenly stumble and experience problems? Does it mean cooperation has failed? The answer is a very definite “No”. Disagreements, even serious ones, do not indicate the … Continue reading

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The Dilemma We Face

The gig economy has been back in the news with Uber recently reporting a  huge quarterly loss of over $5 billion and California passing landmark legislation that essentially classifies gig workers as employees in California.  This legislation could have a … Continue reading

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What? Another Meeting?

Sometimes it’s hard to convince labor-management committees they need to meet on a regular schedule, preferably no less than once a month. While this applies to other groups as well, today we want to focus on LMC’s. If committees are … Continue reading

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What Is Your Workplace Game Plan?

The other day on social media, the Society for Human Resource Management, or SHRM, had a “conversation” about the role of employee coaching.  I’m not sure a social media forum really offers the best venue to discuss employee coaching but … Continue reading

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CALMC Golf Outing Recap

The 19th Annual Columbus Area Labor-Management Committee Golf Outing was Friday, August 30, 2019. As always, it represented an opportunity for members of labor and management to get together, network, and have fun on a beautiful day on the course. … Continue reading

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Did You Know: People Who Receive Better Unemployment Benefits Find Better Jobs

For many years Columbus Area Labor-Management Committee provided joint labor-management driven transition services for workers who lost their jobs due to downsizing or plant shutdowns. Fortunately, we have not had to provide that service for several years as the economy … Continue reading

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Dancing with A Bear

There is an old saying that applies to labor-management relationships and employee engagement: “It’s OK to dance with a bear, but you can’t stop until the bear is ready to stop.” It is great if you want to build a … Continue reading

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