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“The Only Thing We Have to Fear….”

Lately it seems like we have plenty to fear. The Corona Virus has supplied plenty of things to worry about, and politicians have played on fear like it is a game. Others have tried to pretend facts were fabrications and … Continue reading

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Let Teams Make The Decision

Last week’s blog identified some of the challenges we all are facing with the onset of the coronavirus.  Some workplaces have had to close and some are staying open.  Workers such as barbers,  beauticians, restaurant workers and others are facing … Continue reading

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Three Things to Remember During the Pandemic – **ALSO** Important CALMC Information

If you are like me, you are spending a lot more time at home practicing “social distancing” It’s a term that describes my high school days, but now has new meaning. I want to share some things to think about … Continue reading

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Did You Know TV Shows Can Help With Leadership Skills?

We don’t ordinarily think about television shows as being learning tools but there are a couple of shows that  have provided some lessons on leadership skills.  Each represents a completely different style. One of those shows is NCIS: New Orleans … Continue reading

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Three Things About a Union-Based Charitable Project

This week, our Columbus Area Labor-Management Committee membership meeting featured a presentation about a national charitable project that will be coming to Columbus this spring. The project provides an opportunity for local unions, other groups, and you to become involved. … Continue reading

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We Have Decisions To Make

We’ve blogged before about reports from the Boston Fed.  They’ve had  a  series of articles on the need for good jobs, flexible scheduling and, recently, the impact of technology on the workplace including the future of jobs. One of the … Continue reading

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Three Things About Current Labor Relations

Conflict levels between labor and management has been increasing. No doubt about it, the current administration does not hesitate to enact policies and rules designed to hurt workers. This was evident again tis week in actions taken against federal employees, … Continue reading

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Union Busting Does Not Create A Successful, Competitive Workplace

Last week we blogged about the PRO Act the U. S. House passed not too long ago.  The legislation is to help unions improve their ability to organize workplaces and put more penalties on those workplaces  that use anti-union techniques … Continue reading

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Three Things About Current News on Labor and the Economy

This week, I want to look at three recent development impacting labor, management, and the economy. These developments could have a significant impact on labor. House of Representatives Passes the PRO Act. On Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed … Continue reading

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Be Careful In What You THINK You Know

Some articles posted from educational sources last week and a documentary I watched earlier all had a similar theme to them.  They had somewhat disparaging comments of unions, workers and their abilities, and yet, were all weak in their arguments … Continue reading

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