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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 to Remember During the Quarantine

It’s been an interesting time, and from the looks of the news, it is going to get even more interesting. Watching the political gyrations, well-staged outcries, and scientific fallacies would be more amusing if lives were not at stake. Here … Continue reading

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Three Things to Remember About Crisis Communications

Effective communications are important for any organization, but it is more crucial now. During uncertainty we must take extra steps to be sure everyone is informed about what is happening. While everyone realizes the importance of effective communications, few actually … Continue reading

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“The Only Thing We Have to Fear….”

Lately it seems like we have plenty to fear. The Corona Virus has supplied plenty of things to worry about, and politicians have played on fear like it is a game. Others have tried to pretend facts were fabrications and … Continue reading

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Three Things to Remember During the Pandemic – **ALSO** Important CALMC Information

If you are like me, you are spending a lot more time at home practicing “social distancing” It’s a term that describes my high school days, but now has new meaning. I want to share some things to think about … 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 Labor Relations

Conflict levels between labor and management has been increasing. No doubt about it, the current administration does not hesitate to enact policies and rules designed to hurt workers. This was evident again tis week in actions taken against federal employees, … Continue reading

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