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ANALYSIS: Labor-Negotiated Wages Hit a Lull. Is Covid to Blame?

June 3, 2020, 8:38 AM

Getting a successful business result out of an online group meeting is challenging even when everyone is working together toward the same goal. Now imagine a virtual conference room where the goal of one half of the attendees is directly opposed to the goal of the other half. That’s collective bargaining in the spring of 2020.

It’s not just the technical glitches, house pet interruptions, and “you’re still on mute” stop-and-starts that can hinder progress. There’s also a level of interpersonal communication that comes easily when gathered around a table but can get lost amid the Brady Bunch-style mosaic of ...