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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

An Example of the Declining Middle Class

A couple of weeks ago we wrote about the concerns of bus drivers Columbus, Ohio about the threat of driverless vehicles. Their concerns centered on the potential loss of hundreds of well-paying jobs of bus drivers and other employees and … Continue reading

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Supervisors, What’s In Your Tool Bag?

Recently I read a  report from an employee who gave a description of his workplace.  He works at a facility for a chain that routinely gets negative media attention.  The only difference was this employee talked about how much he … Continue reading

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Introducing the New CALMC Web Site and YouTube Channel

As we begin the new year, we want to let you know about new on-line information available from Columbus Area Labor-Management Committee. Our new web site is now available at http://calmc.org. Our old site has been completely redesigned to be … Continue reading

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Do You Know What’s Predicted For the Workplace in 2018?

I recently read an article from Forbes on 2018 predictions for the workplace.  It was interesting and the big surprise is working together on a face-to-face basis seems to be making a comeback! The author of the article told about … Continue reading

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How Do You Get Your Christmas Tree?

As we celebrate the holiday season, we want to consider a business that has used Christmas trees to break paradigms and provide employment. For most people, getting a Christmas tree involves going to a lot to purchase or cut a … Continue reading

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Have Our Expectations From Technology Been Met?

Last week we blogged about the hearing we went to in the Ohio legislature regarding autonomous vehicles(AVs) and the issues that are involved.  I want to continue this week on this topic but focus more on what Jason Swanson from … Continue reading

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An Upcoming Issue Facing Labor, Management and the Community – Driverless Vehicles

This week, we attended a hearing conducted by the Transportation and Public Safety Committee of the Ohio House of Representatives. The session dealt with the advantages and disadvantages of driverless technology, and showed an upcoming issue between transport drivers and … Continue reading

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Welcome To The Future!

Last week our blog was about the need for teams to develop a mission statement.  Without a mission statement, it can cause confusion and disagreements between team members.  We also mentioned the mission statement should be aligned with the goals … Continue reading

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Do You Know: What Does Your Mission Statement Tell About Your Team?

The Mission Statement is one of the foundation documents we work with organizations and teams to develop. This document establishes the direction in which the group wants to move and the process it intends to use to get there. We … Continue reading

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Working Together For Just The Facts

I’ve been reading the reports about Gothamist and DNAinfo employees and the owner of those two digital media sites, Joe Ricketts.  If you haven’t been following the stories, the employees voted to unionize and following the vote, Ricketts shut the … Continue reading

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