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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

It’s Time To Start Working Together

I ran across a U. S. Chamber of Commerce report on worker centers in America.  The Chamber appears to be worried worker centers are increasing and they look at them as  comparable to a union, which they are not, or … Continue reading

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Saluting a Champion for Labor-Management Cooperation

This month marks the retirement of Walt Workman, Executive Director of the Central Ohio Labor Council, AFL-CIO. After 53 years in the labor movement and 20 years as Director of the CLC, Walt will be moving on. As CLC Director, … Continue reading

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Jobs and Communities Are Not Disposable!

Like many other small communities across the United States, a community in southern Ohio will be devastated when their largest workplaces with good paying jobs are closing.  Two coal-burning power plants are being closed because the cost of both coal-burning … Continue reading

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If You See Something, Say Something

I’m sure you’ve heard the admonition, “If you see something, say something”.  A couple of weeks ago, I was riding on a New York City subway and frequently heard that message. The intent is clear, if you see something that … Continue reading

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Is The Workplace A Democracy?

Recently, Senator Bernie Sanders and some of his colleagues in both the House and the Senate introduced legislation called  The Workplace Democracy Act to help with union organizing drives at workplaces and eventually narrow income inequality.  This week onlabor.org blogged … Continue reading

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This Week – A Look at Two Recent Events in Columbus

This week, we want to report on two events that happened this month in Columbus. Both focused on workers from a different perspective. On May 2 CALMC held our regular membership meeting. Our audience of management leaders, union officials and … Continue reading

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Worker Voice Is A Shared Responsibility

We came across an article from Forbes Magainze about the need for employees to speak up at work.  The author said workers are not speaking up enough and that can have a definite impact on how a worker is perceived.  … Continue reading

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Can Employee Engagement Help Address Workplace Drug Issues?

Even with an improved job outlook, workplace problems remain. Some of them can hinder job creation and economic development. Charleston, South Carolina is in the midst of an economic boom. The Charleston Professional Development Alliance estimates 34 people move to … Continue reading

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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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