Tag Archives: workplace safety

Labor Day 2020. Some Good News (For a Change)

Happy Labor Day! As we celebrate the holiday, let’s remember this is more than just a three day weekend, it is a tribute to workers. The U.S. Department of Labor states the holiday “is a creation of the labor movement … Continue reading

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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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The Good, the Bad, and the Very Ugly

This week, we want to highlight some things happening with Columbus Area Labor-Management Committee as well as take another look at the school reopening controversy. The Good – Even though the CALMC office remains closed due to the pandemic, there … 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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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 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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This Week – A Look at Two Recent Events in Columbus

This week, we want to report on two events that happened this month in Columbus. Both focused on workers from a different perspective. On May 2 CALMC held our regular membership meeting. Our audience of management leaders, union officials and … 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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Entry 200

This is our 200th Blog posting! When Meredith and I began writing this around 4 years ago, I wondered if anyone would ever read it. My thanks go out to you that found us and read our entries. I will … Continue reading

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A Reminder About Other Resources From CALMC

This week, I want to remind you of another resource for information about employee involvement and labor-management cooperation, our Facebook page. Meredith has posted links to a number of videos on labor-management collaboration. They provide quick links to see hoe … Continue reading

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