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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Rosie The Riveter: More Than Just A Poster

Last week it was announced, Naomi Parker Fraley, supposedly the original Rosie The Riveter, had died.  The Rosie The Riveter poster, designed for Westinghouse by Pittsburgh artist J. Howard Miller, has become an icon.  The inspiration was considered to be … Continue reading

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