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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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Did You Know: You Can Make the Difference for Your Team

When working with new teams, we sometimes encounter sceptics. They tell us a team process cannot work in their environment, often because of someone, generally on the other side, who will not support the process. Making real systemic change is … Continue reading

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Back to School – How Is the Labor-Management Relationship?

As summer comes to an end, students and staff head back to school. Most school districts in Central Ohio have already opened, while others around the country are preparing to begin their academic year. When they do, what kind of … Continue reading

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Did You Know: We are Halfway Through 2016

On July 1, we passed the half-way point of 2016. You may have begun the new year with the usual resolutions, but we are not going to dwell on those. It is time, however, to look at what has happened … Continue reading

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Did You Know: Labor-Management Partnerships in Health Care Improve Patient Outcomes?

When Dr. W. Edwards Deming, the father of the Quality Management process, was asked how he would know when the transformation to quality was successful he gave the same answer: when it is adopted in healthcare. Clearly there were significant … Continue reading

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The News of the Week: The Supreme Court and Fair Share Fees

This week, the United States Supreme Court issued it ruling in the case of Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, and public sector unions breathed a sigh of relief. For those not familiar with the case, it dealt with whether public sector … Continue reading

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More on the Impact of Millennials and Unions

A couple of weeks ago we began to look at the impact Millennials may have on organized labor. The answers were surprising. In that blog entry, we looked at the successful organizing efforts of employees in electronic publishing, computer, and … Continue reading

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Do You Know: What Impact Will Millennials Have on Unions?

We have written previous entries about the workplace changes brought about by increasing numbers of millennials in the workforce. We have looked at the factors that affect their workplace satisfaction and retention. This time, we want to consider their impact … Continue reading

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Did You Know: There May Be a Link Between Union Membership and the Economic Future of Children

We know that union membership in the workplace is at an historic low level. We have read about the efforts of some politicians to further weaken unions and, in doing so, strengthen the hand of management. Did you know the … Continue reading

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Another Look at Millennials in The Workplace

A few weeks ago we wrote about the disconnect between managers and employees classified in as Millennials, ages 18-35. We know people in this age group look at things differently than more veteran employees, but we may not realize the … Continue reading

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