Category Archives: Conflict Resolution

Do You Know: How Many People Should Be on a Committee?

This week we trained a labor-management committee that recently had been reformed. Changes in the leadership of both sides lead the group to seek assistance in getting off to a good start. A frequently asked question came up during the … Continue reading

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Even in the South, the Benefits of Unions for All Workers is Recognized.

When I read newspapers from my home in South Carolina, rarely do I look for articles about the benefits of unions. After all, the state has one of the lowest levels of unionized workers in the country. Most employers and … 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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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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How Did We Do? – A Look Back At Our Predictions About Workplace Trends in 2017

Once again, one of the most popular post on our blog this year predicted trends in Labor-Management relations and collective bargaining for 2017. This week, we will take a look back and see how we did before offering our thoughts … 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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Do You Know: The Importance of Active Listening

As teams work together, one of the most important skills for members is listening. Too often, this is a very underutilized tool. I had a colleague who described listening as the time you spend trying to figure out what you … Continue reading

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Crabs In A Bucket

Have you heard the story of what happens when you put crabs in a bucket? If has some parallels to the workplace. As the story goes, if you put one crab in a bucket, it will quickly climb out of … Continue reading

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Some Insights on Current Trends in Labor-Management Relations

Last week I heard a speaker discussing how the labor-management environment has changed over the last few years, and would like to share a couple of his points with you. Mike Duco, Labor Relations Manager for the City of Columbus … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Trends in Labor-Management Relations, 2017 – Part One

The most popular post on our blog in 2016 dealt with trends in Labor-Management relations and collective bargaining. Since its publication in March 2004 it has been one of the most often read articles every year. It is time to … Continue reading

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