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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

Ripped From The Headline!

An article several weeks ago from Business Journals, or Business First in Columbus, ran a headline that included this: “… Union Membership in Ohio Sinks…”  The author was supposedly comparing data that had just been released from the Bureau of … Continue reading

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What Do Statewide Teacher Strikes Teach Us About Labor-Management Cooperation?

In the last few weeks we have seen the return of general strikes as teachers in West Virginia and Oklahoma left their classrooms. The phenomenon appears ready to spread to other states as educators seek better pay and improved working … Continue reading

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What Memphis Sanitation Workers Had To Endure In 1968

Last week was the 50th anniversary of the death of civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.   Many  media outlets showed him giving his speech in Memphis before he was assassinated but only a few have explained why Dr. … Continue reading

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Initiatives to Build Skills for New Jobs

While I’ve been at CALMC there have been significant swings in the Central Ohio job market. We have seen periods where jobs have been plentiful and others of high unemployment. In either case, it is important to plan for ways … Continue reading

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Improving The Lives of Others

That’s what unions strive for.  Many of us think it’s only about union members at the workplace but what we don’t always realize is how much that extends to the work many union members do in our communities for all … Continue reading

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CALMC Membership Meeting – Job Placement and Worker Development

Our February CALMC Membership Meeting focused on issues of job placement services and employee development in Central Ohio. Our presenter, Lisa Patt-McDaniel, is the President and CEO of the Workforce Development Board of Central Ohio. We worked with Lisa several … Continue reading

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Did You Know Ohio Legislature Is Proposing Significant Change To Workers’ Compensation?

Did you know there are some significant changes being proposed in the Ohio legislature to Workers’ Compensation? This week our guest bloggers, Henry and Colleen Arnett, attorneys from Livorno & Arnett Co., LPA, tell about the changes being proposed. Thanks, … Continue reading

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2018 – Trends Impacting Labor, Management, and the Workplace in 2018 – Part Two

A couple of weeks ago we looked at some of the trends that we believe will impact labor and management in 2018. This time we want to consider trends that will impact the workplace in general. Employment will increase in … Continue reading

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2018 – Trends Impacting Labor, Management, and the Workplace in 2018 – Part One

Every year, one of the most read posts on our blog predicts trends in Labor-Management relations and collective bargaining. A couple of weeks ago, we reviewed on our ideas for 2017. This week, we will begin to look at the … Continue reading

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Is Performance Monitoring Technology Necessary?

The use of technology to monitor work performance is on an increase.   Some of it may be good but some of it may not be necessary.  According to a 2016 article from the Boston Globe, the amount of money technology … Continue reading

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