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Health and Safety Committees – It Shouldn’t Take a Pandemic

How is your health and safety committee doing? You do have one, right? If not, why? There is no good reason not to have a health and safety committee. The knowledge and experience of everyone in the workplace can help … Continue reading

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I’m Glad I Don’t Have to Make this Decision

Sometimes I wonder if anything is going smoothly this year. Even something as seeming routine as opening a school year is fraught with controversy. Should schools reopen with students in attendance every day, use a hybrid model of in-person and … Continue reading

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OK. What’s Next?

It’s clear that, as a nation when it comes to the pandemic, things are not really improving. While it is true the death rate from COVID-19 is dropping slightly, there are still too many people dying. While the number of … 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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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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News and Notes on a Holiday Weekend

As we celebrate Thanksgiving Day in the United States, I want to use the blog for this week to highlight some item from the Columbus Area Labor-Management Committee. On November 20, we held out most recent Membership Meeting. City Councilmember … Continue reading

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