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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 Take Worker Voice Too Lightly

The 4th of July is celebrated with much fanfare in the U. S.  The date is regarded the birthday of our nation.  It is around this time in 1776 the Declaration of Independence was signed by colonists to form a … Continue reading

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Taxes. Workers, and Thermodynamics

It is tax season again. Those words can strike terror into the hearts of many. Even though the date is later this year, many people are still unprepared. This week we want to look at some issues about tax time … Continue reading

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How Can We Come Together

A couple of weeks ago we blogged on a survey done by Data For Progress and Omidyar Network.  It was an interesting survey on worker voice.  Members of both major political parties were identified as respondents.  The survey results showed … Continue reading

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“There’s a lot of stupid floating around out there.”

It seems that way, doesn’t it? The quote in the title is from South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster, an ardent supporter of this president, who is concerned about the way the public is handling the reopening of businesses and gatherings. … Continue reading

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Worker Voice Isn’t Only For The Workplace

This week OnLabor had a post from former New York Times reporter, Steve Greenhouse.  Steve has written a lot about labor and their issues, and his post was about a recently released study on worker voice, What Americans Think About … Continue reading

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These Are the Times That Try Our Souls

I’m using the words of Thomas Paine (with a slight modification) to summarize my thoughts about this week. Between the Coronavirus and over 100,000 deaths in the United States, economic volatility and the resulting massive unemployment levels, and the growing … Continue reading

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Now Is Not The Time To Be Adversarial!

The Memorial Day weekend has come around again.  It usually marks the beginning of the summer season with many planning vacations and other activities.  Traditionally, the holiday is meant to honor fallen heroes as well as families and friends who … Continue reading

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Three Things to Remember: Here Comes the Science

We have had the opportunity to learn a lot in the last few weeks. Words that we had never heard of are now part of our regular vocabulary. We have learned about our friends, families, leaders, and ourselves. What many … Continue reading

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An Obligation To Protect Instead of Violate

When we think about child labor we often think of the pictures from the late 1800s to early 1900s of children working in mills or in coal mines.  It was nothing for children to work around or in dangerous situations.  … Continue reading

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Three Things to Remember During the Quarantine

It’s been an interesting time, and from the looks of the news, it is going to get even more interesting. Watching the political gyrations, well-staged outcries, and scientific fallacies would be more amusing if lives were not at stake. Here … Continue reading

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