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A High-Stakes Union Fight Who Will Fold First

January 5, 2004
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As businesspeople, unionists and politicians watch closely, Cintas, a proud company with a long history, and UNITE, heading up a resurgent union coalition, are locked in a ferocious battle. Many of their principles and tactics are old-fashioned. Others are as up-to-date as a smart bomb.
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The Pivotal Role of Labor-Management Committees

January 5, 2004
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Find out the key elements of a committee’s success, and get a checklist to use in creating a productive labor-management committee.
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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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