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UPDATE: Trends in Labor-Management Relations, 2017 – Part One

The most popular post on our blog in 2016 dealt with trends in Labor-Management relations and collective bargaining. Since its publication in March 2004 it has been one of the most often read articles every year. It is time to … Continue reading

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Updates on Ohio Public Sector Collective Bargaining

The last two weeks we have written about our CALMC membership meeting, and the comments of Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service mediator George Albu regarding trends in labor relations and collective bargaining, This week, we will look at the remarks … Continue reading

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There Are Two Kinds of Companies: Those That Change and Those That Disappear.

In the last blog entry, we discussed some of the remarks by Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service mediator George Albu of the at our recent CALMC Membership meeting. This time, we will continue to look at his comments about trends … Continue reading

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What Are Some of the Trends in Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining?

Last week, Columbus Area Labor-Management Committee held our quarterly membership meeting. We featured two speakers, George Albu, a mediator with the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, and Brian Eastman, a mediator with the State of Ohio Employment Relations Board discussing … Continue reading

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You Know About BATNA, How About BATEE?

When preparing for collective bargaining, it is important for both sides to recognize it may not be possible to reach an agreement even though they are negotiating in good faith. Each must consider their best alternative to a negotiated agreement, … Continue reading

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Solving Labor-Management Problems On Our Own

Labor-management disagreements often end up in courts or before arbitrators. While these processes are supposed to provide fair, impartial solutions, things don’t always turn out that way. I believe any resolution that can be achieved by the parties is likely … Continue reading

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What Labor-Management Committees Should NOT Do

We have written a lot about the advantages of having a cooperative, problem solving labor management committee and the kind of things they can do. This week, I want to take a look at the topic from the other side. … Continue reading

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