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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

Don’t Forget To Include Workers

We have blogged before on the Boston Federal Reserve and the series of articles they have posted on their website about the need for quality jobs and the need to invest in workers.  This last month, they came out with … Continue reading

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News and Notes on a Holiday Weekend

As we celebrate Thanksgiving Day in the United States, I want to use the blog for this week to highlight some item from the Columbus Area Labor-Management Committee. On November 20, we held out most recent Membership Meeting. City Councilmember … Continue reading

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The Latest Workplace Trend Is Driven By Fear

One of the latest trends occurring within workplaces is the increased use of non-compete agreements.  These agreements in the past had predominately been done with executives or with workers who worked in contracted environments but now many different types of … Continue reading

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Do You Know; What are Some Factors Causing Employee Burnout?

Although we sometimes think of worker burnout as being most prevalent in some jobs or situations, it can impact employees of all types. Others discount the reality of burnout, especially in some jobs. If we try to deny or categorize … Continue reading

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Do We Need To Hold People Accountable?

One of the tools the Society of Human Resources (SHRM) is using is social media conversations about workplace issues such as workplace culture.  It can be a great tool for people to share thoughts and ideas but it also brings … Continue reading

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Thought About the Roles of Leaders

I made it through the entire season without making any baseball references in this blog, but today I’m going to break that streak. I want to look at a real leader from the sport. This week, the New Your Mets … Continue reading

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Leave Your Titles At The Door

An idea that is gaining more traction is the idea workers should have representation on corporate boards.  Think-tanks, colleges, college professors and political leaders all say it is something to consider.  In Germany, the law requires workers to be on … Continue reading

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Do You Know: Check Your Knowledge About These Facts

This week, we are going to start with a quiz. Let’s test your knowledge about some commonly known facts. You don’t need to look them up, we will give you the answers following the items. Which of the following statements … Continue reading

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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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