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http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/may/21/bill-limiting-workers-compensation-heads-to-ohio-s/ 2017-05-22 [Washington Times]

Republic Steel faces $279,578 in fines at Canton plant for safety violations, exposing workers to lead 2017-05-20 [Crain's Cleveland Business]

What's been simmering for several months between Youngstown schools CEO Krish Mohip and the teachers union, boiled over this week 2017-05-20 [WFMJ]

Teachers at Stepstone Charter School unionize; fifth charter to vote for representation by Ohio Federation of Teachers 2017-05-18 [Cleveland Plain Dealer]

Youngstown district, union lawyers mull best way to grant teacher pay raises 2017-05-17 [Vindy]

Youngstown schools CEO, teachers union remain at odds over raises, contract control 2017-05-17 [Vindy]

Union rejects CEO Mohip's offer to reopen Youngstown teacher's contract 2017-05-11 [WFMJ]

Ford lays off 130 workers temporarily at its Avon Lake plant 2017-05-07 [Crain]

Former Akron fire union treasurer indicted, accused of stealing $600,000 2017-04-30 [Cleveland Plain Dealer]

Discord grows between local Dem chair, unions 2017-04-29 [Blade]

OSU students: We are called to honor human dignity for all, to honor the dignity of work 2017-04-29 [CIW]

200-plus Ohio workers killed on the job in a year: AFL-CIO report 2017-04-27 [Cleveland]

Committee peels back benefits of Elyria overtime for non-union workers 2017-04-26 [Chronicle]

Teamsters NetJets Workers Call on Company to Provide Fair Wages, Limit Subcontracting 2017-04-22 [Teamsters]

Hospital to challenge NLRB jurisdiction over union election dispute 2017-04-22 [Reuters]

Scholarships available at Columbus State Community College to unemployed retail workers 2017-04-12 [Fox28]

Keep your word! Cut the contract with Wendy*s! -- OSU students put President Drake on blast at BoT meeting 2017-04-12 [Student Farmworker Alliance]

Akron Public Schools teachers, board reach contract agreement 2017-03-24 [Cleveland Plain Dealer]

City council opposes State House's 'right-to-work' bill 2017-03-23 [Mansfield News Jrnl]

State Senator Skindell Introduces Retail, Restaurant Employee Rights Act 2017-03-16 [Cleveland Patch]

USW Members Ratify Labor Agreement For Mansfield Works 2017-03-14 [Yahoo! Finance]

OCOPE Files Unfair Labor Practices Complaint 2017-03-11 [Oberlin Rev]

In Ohio, union workers supported Trump. So what's in store for them? 2017-03-07 [Circa]

Sen. Sherrod Brown endorses national $15 minimum wage 2017-03-03 [Cleveland Plain-Dealer]

Brecksville-Broadview Heights schools reach impasse with teachers' union 2017-03-01 [Cleveland Plain Dealer]

What Unions Want in the Trump Era 2017-03-01 [WKSU]

Legislator says one Ohio mayor skirted wage-requirement law by having a buddy construct a building for his village 2017-03-01 [Dayton Daily News]

What Ohio unions want to achieve in the Trump era 2017-02-27 [WCPN]

GOP effort could ax prevailing wage rule for construction workers 2017-02-25 [Cincinnati]

Cleveland Teachers Union has a new contract, six months after rejecting the last proposed CBA 2017-02-14 [Cleveland Plain Dealer]

Right-to-work bill introduced in Ohio 2017-02-14 [Cleveland Plain Dealer]

Growing pains at Fuyao plant as employees consider union as concerns grow about workersafety 2017-02-04 [Dayton Daily News]

Ohio Union Membership Grows Slightly in 2016 2017-01-30 [WCPN]

In first-ever pension cut before exhaustion, financially strapped Iron Workers Local 17 pension fund cuts benefits promised to retirees 2017-01-28 [Washington Post]

Iron Workers pension cuts approved; retirees to get smaller checks 2017-01-28 [Cleveland Plain Dealer]

2,000 GM workers to lose jobs on Trump Inauguration Day 2017-01-21 [CNN]

Toledo Glass Workers Vote to Accept New Contract, Strike Ends 2017-01-13 [Military-Tech]

'Right-to-work' or ‘right to work for less'? Union workers stand against West Chester 2017-01-12 [WLWT]

RTA STRIKE: Negotiations end, RTA workers picketing 2017-01-09 [Dayton Daily News]

Small Local Group Uncovers Widespread Opposition to Confirmation of DeVos as U.S. Education Secretary 2017-01-07 [Jan Resseger]

RTA, union will meet 15 hours ahead of strike deadline 2017-01-05 [Dayton Dailiy News]

State Adopts Preemption Legislation, Blocking Local Minimum Wage Hikes and Other Local Employer Restriction Proposals 2016-12-23 [Nat'l Law Rev]

Gov. John Kasich signs bill blocking Cleveland's $15 minimum wage proposal 2016-12-22 [Cleveland Plain Dealer]

Treasury Department says Iron Workers union in Cleveland can cut retiree pensions deeply 2016-12-17 [Cleveland Plain Dealer]

Jobless comp plan: Benefits for unemployed workers would be frozen at current levels 2016-12-07 [The Blade]

Toledo Glass Workers Vote to Accept New Contract, Strike Ends 2016-12-03 [IAM]

NLRB: Chinese Company Fuyao Violates Worker Rights 2016-12-03 [WHAV]

Betsy DeVos: A Disastrous Choice for the Nation and Public Schools For more info 2016-11-24 [Diane Ravitch]

USW workers on strike against Federal-Mogul see community support 2016-11-19 [Times-Bulletin]

RTA workers authorize strike 2016-11-16 [Dayton Daily News]

This month in labour history

4-05-1886 A bomb is thrown during a demonstration against police violence in Haymarket Square, Chicago. The ensuing police riot and trials of anarchists, known as the Haymarket affair, eventually give birth to May Day as international workers' day. [more]

5-05-1886 Nine striking workers are shot dead by the National Guard at the Rolling Mills Steel Factory in Bay View, Milwaukee [more]

6-05-1935 The Works Progress Administration is established by executive order - it will provide work for millions of Americans. [more]

6-05-1937 Four hundred tobacco workers, earning just $3 per week, stage a walkout in Richmond, Virginia [more]

8-05-1926 A. Philip Randolph founds the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. [more]

9-05-1913 The garment workers strike at Cohoes could become an international incident after it emerges that Italian migrant workers are being forced to break the strike. [more]

11-05-1894 Three thousands Pullman railroad workers in Chicago begin a wildcat strike. [more]

12-05-1902 John Mitchell of the UMWA cals for a national strike, beginning the Anthracite Coal Strike which will last five months. [more]

13-05-1893 Western Federation of Miners formed in Butte, Montana. [more]

13-05-1980 Douglas Fraser of the UAW becomes the first union representative on the board a major US corporation after Chystler's stockholders vote him on. [more]

19-05-1920 A gun battle between the people of Matewan and Baldwin Felts detectives leaves ten people dead. [more]

22-05-1942 In Cleveland the Steelworkers Organizing Committee voted to become a union: the United Steelworkers of America [more]

25-05-1946 President Truman comes within three minutes of drafting the nation's railroad workers into the army to suppress a proposed strike, but the union leaders and employers settle just before the presiden't ultimatum comes into effect. [more]

26-05-1937 UAW organisers are attacked and beaten by Ford security men in Dearborn, Michigan, in an incident which greatly increases support for the union. [more]

28-05-1946 Workers in Rochester, New York, stage a successful one day general strike for the right to form unions. [more]

29-05-1990 The Justice for Janitors strike of ISS cleaners in Los Angeles begins. [more]

30-05-1937 Ten workers are shot dead by Chicago police during a strike at the Republic Steel Mill. [more]

31-05-1921 The Sacco and Vanzetti trial begins in Dedham, Massachusetts. [more]