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The Battle Over Benefits

November 6, 2003
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The cost of health care is strangling companies, prompting strikes and leaving an increasing number of Americans without any coverage at all. Some companies are coping, but experts fear that a sick system will have to come close to collapse before there is reform.
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Living in La-La Land

October 30, 2003
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The grocery workers have an enviable package--calling it a Cadillac is an understatement.
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Tips on Improving Job Performance for New Employees

September 18, 2003
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It's possible to learn through trial and error, but new hires will develop more confidence and learn more if they get things right the first time around.
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Unite or Die

January 30, 2003
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If bankrupt United Airlines is going to survive, CEO Glenn F. Tilton will have to gain the trust of a badly divided workforce and find ways to get them to work together more efficiently. It's not mission impossible: Continental emerged from two bankruptcies and is prospering.
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Everyone Feels Equal at Yarde Metals

December 30, 2002
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Craig Yarde says, "If we can get people working together as a team, we can accomplish anything."
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> Boosting Post-Strike Productivity

September 27, 2002
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If a company badmouths the union, its local, its officers -- or worse yet,the striking workforce -- woe be unto it when the gang later reclaims theworkstations.
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Blue Valley

August 26, 2002
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The Blue Valley School District found a creative solution to the turnover rate among new teachers.
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Framing the Online Mediation Dialogue

September 6, 2001
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How an online mediator might frame a discussion between disputants during the early stages of negotiations.
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