Category Archives: Labor-Management Cooperation

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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Several months ago, we wrote about the need to use labor-management committees for economic development purposes.  We explained labor-management committees provide an opportunity for labor, management and other leaders to discuss issues that can impact workers and employers.  That is … Continue reading

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Do You Know: What is the Most Important Skill for Labor and Management Leaders?

Over the past few weeks, we have written about the responsibilities of both labor and management in meeting the needs of today’s workforce. Today, I want to focus on the most important quality for both: leadership. Do not confuse leadership … Continue reading

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Reshaping Unions for the Future – Involving Younger Employees

In earlier articles, we’ve offered some thoughts on the role of unions in the workplace. Today, I want to share some other ideas on unions and what they need to do to maintain relevance with today’s workers. Last week, we … Continue reading

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Is the Pendulum Swinging Back?

We have seen a significant shift in power in labor-management relationships over the last 20 years. It has served to unlevel the playing field and disrupt cooperative efforts. Now, there are signs that a shift in power may be starting. … Continue reading

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The 2017 CALMC Golf Outing

The annual CALMC Golf Outing was held August 31, 2017. As always, representatives from labor, management and community organizations enjoyed a great day on the course and the opportunity to come together. Congratulations to our winning team from the United … 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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It Takes More Than One or Two People to Build a Climate of Engagement

During the summer, I spend a lot of time watching minor-league baseball. I enjoy the close proximity to the game, watching players develop their skills, and the interactions with players, the (usually) friendly staff, and other fans. I also think … 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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Building Successful Communities Begins With Workers

Last week I had the opportunity to visit the Cleveland, Ohio area. While I went through areas that had been the home to manufacturing and industry that was long since gone, the area certainly did not look like a rust … Continue reading

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