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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 Listening Is An Important Leadership Tool?

I was listening the other night to the political pundits talk about the Ohio special election and wondered did they ever LISTEN to people in Ohio to get good information so they could understand what’s going on?  The same question … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Homer Cordle

We lost a good person last week. Union leader, community service enthusiast, and Columbus Area Labor-Management Committee Board member Homer Cordle passed away after a battle with cancer. He will truly be missed. It is difficult to list all of … Continue reading

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Is Free Always Good?

Like most people, I love a good bargain.  Taking part in sales and promotions can really save me some money and, if I learn of something being “free,” that’s even better!  A lot of us really like those cheap prices … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on Leadership from a Shortstop

Those who have been reading our blog for a while know I like to draw analogies between business situations and baseball. The comparisons are intended to offer different perspectives, even if it seems like they come out of left field. … Continue reading

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The Gig Economy May Not Be Good For Workers Or Employers

The gig economy has received a lot of attention within the last few years because of the creation of Uber, Lyft and some of the other technology driven enterprises.  This has raised awareness about workers being misclassified or not being … Continue reading

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What is Behind Wage Stagnation?

Last time, we wrote about the positive impact on wages created by unions, even for non-union workers. This time, we will look at a less positive trend involving earnings. We will start with some good news. In Ohio, as in … Continue reading

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For Organizations To Be Successful, They Need to Help Employees Be Successful

In Bloomberg this week they wrote about Amazon’s plan, Pivot, to help with employee performance.  Pivot is to help employees placed on PIP (Performance Improvement Plan) and also help them remain as Amazon employees.   Apparently, PIP did little to help … Continue reading

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Even in the South, the Benefits of Unions for All Workers is Recognized.

When I read newspapers from my home in South Carolina, rarely do I look for articles about the benefits of unions. After all, the state has one of the lowest levels of unionized workers in the country. Most employers and … Continue reading

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It’s Time To Start Working Together

I ran across a U. S. Chamber of Commerce report on worker centers in America.  The Chamber appears to be worried worker centers are increasing and they look at them as  comparable to a union, which they are not, or … Continue reading

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Saluting a Champion for Labor-Management Cooperation

This month marks the retirement of Walt Workman, Executive Director of the Central Ohio Labor Council, AFL-CIO. After 53 years in the labor movement and 20 years as Director of the CLC, Walt will be moving on. As CLC Director, … Continue reading

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