Category Archives: Employee Involvement

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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“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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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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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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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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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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Three Things About Worker Burnout

Over the past couple of months we have highlighted issues related to worker burnout. This issue seems to be an increasing problem in today’s workplace. In this article, we want to highlight additional issues related to burnout, a possible unanticipated … Continue reading

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Another Factor in Worker Burnout – Unpredictable Shifts

A few weeks ago, we wrote about worker burnout as it affects hourly workers and teachers. Today, we want to consider another burnout cause impacting hourly workers, unpredictable and irregular shifts. Many hourly workers are required to work on-demand. They … Continue reading

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Do You Know; What are Some Factors Causing Employee Burnout?

Although we sometimes think of worker burnout as being most prevalent in some jobs or situations, it can impact employees of all types. Others discount the reality of burnout, especially in some jobs. If we try to deny or categorize … Continue reading

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Thought About the Roles of Leaders

I made it through the entire season without making any baseball references in this blog, but today I’m going to break that streak. I want to look at a real leader from the sport. This week, the New Your Mets … Continue reading

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