About Us

Our Mission

To promote labor-management cooperation -- through the active involvement of its members and effective training, communications, and leadership -- to benefit the citizens of Central Ohio.


Our History

Columbus Area Labor-Management Committee (CALMC) is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1986 as part of the Ohio Labor-Management Cooperation Program. The OLMCP was created under the Governor Richard Celeste to help dispel the image that Ohio was a "bad labor state."

Since then, CALMC has served to bring labor and management together in joint efforts to enhance workplaces, increase safety and productivity, increase employment, and avert layoffs.

Board of Trustees

The CALMC Board of Trustees helps set the direction for the organization and its staff. The Board consists of 5 Labor leaders, 5 managers, and 2 community based trustees. To see who is on the board, click on the picture above.


The staff of CALMC consists of Dr. Jim Cowles. Executive Director and Meredith Porterfield, Program Manager. Each has extensive experience in working with organizations to help improve their work system.
For more information about Jim and Meredith, click on the graphic above.