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Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders stops in Lordstown, talks with union workers 2019-04-15 [WFMJ]

Bernie Sanders challenges President Trump to end GM’s federal contracts during Lordstown appearance 2019-04-15 [Ohio]

Ohioans seeking change after recent string of layoffs 2019-04-14 [FOX]

Pilots who fly DHL, Amazon flights, protest near CVG for pay raise 2019-04-12 [Cincinnati]

Union for pilots who fly for DHL, Amazon, plans protest near CVG Thursday 2019-04-12 [Cincinnati]

Cuyahoga County busts jail nurses union, awards contract for troubled prison to nonunion Metrohealth 2019-04-10 [WEWS-TV]

Cleveland teachers union wins half percent pay hike, one-year extension, and reduced focus on tests 2019-04-10 [The Plain Dealer]

GM seeks dismissal of union lawsuit on closures 2019-04-02 [Detroit News]

SEIU Local 1 Janitors Unanimously Ratify New Contract at Tri-C, Paving Way for $15 Wage 2019-04-02 [Cleveland Scene]

The Plain Dealer lays off a third of its unionized newsroom 2019-04-02 [The Plain Dealer]

Backer of right-to-work-for-less in Ohio says he'll stop pushing a bill 2019-04-01 [WCPN]

GM Squeezed $118 Million From Its Ohio Workers, Then Shut The Plant 2019-03-31 [Bloomberg]

President Trump says Ohio workers 'better love me,' renews McCain feud 2019-03-21 [WKYC]

Factory workers at GM see layoffs, not benefits, after tax cuts 2019-03-23 [NBC]

Donald Trump erroneously says Lordstown workers could have saved plant by lowering union dues 2019-03-21 [Cleveland]

Local UAW Leader Responds to Trump Tweet: I'm Trying to Stay Out of the Feud 2019-03-21 [FOX]

Trump lashes out at GM and UAW official, calling for ‘fast’ action to reopen Ohio plant 2019-03-19 [CNBC]

Black workers describe *living hell* at UPS center in Ohio 2019-03-17 [Channel 3000]

Lawsuit: Black UPS workers targeted with racist taunts and harassment 2019-03-16 [Fast Company]

Black workers in Ohio accuse UPS of allowing hate at work 2019-03-14 [CNN]

UPS sued by 19 workers claiming the company did not stop racial harassment 2019-03-14 [The Hill]

Lorain unions join teachers for rally against House Bill 70 (VIDEO) 2019-03-03 [Chronicle]

Teacher strike at Summit Academy in Parma ends with ratification of first union contract 2019-03-03 [ABC]

Teachers win recognition after nine-day strike at Summit Academy Parma 2019-03-02 [The Plain Dealer]

Teachers at Summit Academy in Painesville unionize with AFT, becoming second Summit charter school local 2019-02-27 [Cleveland Scene]

UAW sues GM to keep Lordstown and two other plants open 2019-02-27 [Vindicator]

Striking Summit Academy charter school teachers say talks are going backward 2019-02-26 [WEWS-Cleveland 5]

Local Union Leaders Pledge to Back News Guild, May Boycott Plain Dealer, Cleveland.com to Support Journalism Jobs 2019-02-22 [Cleveland Scene]

Striking Parma charter school teachers seek better teaching and learning conditions 2019-02-19 [The Plain Dealer]

411 jobs lost by abrupt closure of 90-year-old Kroger bakery in Columbus 2019-02-18 [AP]

Federal workers honored in Boardman after government shutdown avoided 2019-02-17 [WFMJ]

Teacher’s union at Summit Academy in Parma, Ohio, announce strike beginning February 19 2019-02-14 [Cleveland Scene]

Cleveland Orchestra Will Pay its Union Facilities Workers $15 per hour by 2021 2019-02-13 [Cleveland Scene]

Cleveland City Council OKs two more labor deals with $15 minimum wage clauses, raising total to 25 city contracts 2019-02-12 [The Plain Dealer]

Cleveland Clinic's minimum-wage increase doesn't apply to union workers 2019-02-12 [The Plain Dealer]

Wright State faculty strike ends after three weeks 2019-02-11 [WCPN]

Wright State faculty strike enters third week 2019-02-07 [WCPN]

UAW Local 1112 president writes letter to Trump about Lordstown GM plant before State of The Union 2019-02-03 [WFMJ]

Progress in Wright State faculty strike 2019-01-29 [WCPN]

GM Plant Workers Allege Racist Acts Continue Even After Lawsuits 2019-01-26 [Bloomberg]

Classes, administration disrupted on day one of Wright State U. faculty strike 2019-01-23 [WCPN]

Wright State Faculty set strike for January 22 2019-01-22 [WCPN]

Ohio’s union membership up in 2018, down in U.S.: BLS stats show 2019-01-22 [The Plain Dealer]

Wright State and faculty union still locked in competing Unfair Labor Practice charges 2019-01-22 [WDTN]

Wright State Faculty Union Strike: What Students Should Know 2019-01-19 [WYSO]

Black workers at GM plant where nooses were found allege racial harassment is ongoing 2019-01-18 [NBC]

Black workers sue GM, alleging plant ignored racism5eee.html 2019-01-17 [Rome News-Tribune]

Inside the GM plant where nooses and 'whites-only' signs hung 2019-01-17 [CNN]

Wright State Univ faculty union files Unfair Labor Practice charge against university 2019-01-11 [WDTN]

Banks consider programs for federal workers in shutdown 2019-01-08 [Toledo Blade]

This month in labour history

10-04-1930 Dolores Huerta, Mexican-American labour leader, is born. [more]

11-04-1974 United Mine Workers President W. A. “Tony” Boyle is found guilty of first-degree murder, for ordering the 1969 assassination of union reformer Joseph A. “Jock” Yablonski. Yablonski, his wife and daughter were murdered on December 30, 1969. [more]

11-04-1934 Frank Norman is murdered by the Ku Klux Klan for organising citrus workers irrespective of their race. [more]

14-04-1939 'The Grapes of Wrath', John Steinbeck's classic novel about itinerant labor, strikes and the Great Depression, is published. [more]

15-04-1973 housands of members of the United Farm Workers union walked out on strike. They were battling the Teamsters union over the right to represent farm workers. The dispute ended with victory for the UFW. [more]

15-04-1916 The newspaper of the Industrial Workers of the World union announced the formation of its Domestic Workers Union in Denver. [more]

15-04-1889 Birth of labour and civil rights leader A. Phillip Randolph [more]

16-04-1970 A white foreman at a Chrysler plant in Detroit threatened to murder a black worker. When the worker complained Chrysler sacked him. 1,000 workers, white and black, walked out on strike in protest until management backed down. [more]

17-04-1944 Members of the militant machinists' union Lodge 68 in San Francisco began an overtime ban in pursuance of a new contract. They ended up fighting the employer, the government and even the Communist Party. [more]

20-04-1914 As many as 25 miners and family members, including women and children, are massacred by company guards during a strike in Ludlow, Colorado. [more]

21-04-1894 A nationwide strike of coal miners against pay cuts began. 145,000 miners walked out, and despite violent repression and facing starvation they held out for weeks and won some concessions. [more]

21-04-1920 The Anaconda Road massacre took place in Butte, Montana, when mine guards employed by the Anaconda company shot 17 striking miners, killing one. All were shot in the back as they tried to flee. No one was charged for the killing. [more]

21-04-1967 New York Governor Rockefeller signs the Taylor Law, allowing unions in the public sector, but banning strikes. [more]

24-04-1999 The ILWU halts shipping on the West Coast in solidarity with Mumia Abu-Jamal. [more]