A new documentary looks at the structure of labor-management relationships, and how they benefit the entire community.
The documentary titled "Labor Management Cooperation: The New Economic Development Initiative" is set to air on Channel 10 WILX at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, and again at 12:30 a.m.
Ray Michaels, President of L.U. #665 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and Mike Crawford, Executive Director of the Michigan Chapter National Electrical Contractors Association, created the program to bring a new focus on how an area's labor-management relationships can dramatically enhance its economic development opportunities.
"When GM was considering leaving Lansing, Dave Hollister assembled a team of local business and labor leaders to keep GM here in Lansing. The quality of the local labor-management relationship was a key element in GM's decision to build two new auto plants in mid-Michigan", said Mr. Michaels, one of Mid-Michigan's labor leaders.
"How the local labor force and the mid-Michigan business community interact in their labor-management relationships will determine the success or failure of a region's economic development initiatives", says Mr. Crawford, a construction association management representative for over 35 years.
The program can also be viewed over the internet at http://vimeo.com/71354411