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Today's news - Ohio

We're done fooling around: Union leaders say bus drivers for disabled will strike if they can't reach new contract terms 2018-05-17 [Enquirer]

Cleveland, police union ink contract after two years of negotiations 2018-05-15 [The Plain Dealer]

Conservative undercover taping group Project Veritas is targeting the Ohio Federation of Teachers 2018-05-07 [The Plain Dealer]

Kent State USAS, student workers celebrate May Day with on campus demonstration 2018-05-03 [KentWired.com]

Flexjet vote presents key test for labor movement, Teamsters 2018-05-01 [Crain's Cleveland Business]

NLRB Sides With OCOPE in Suit Against Oberlin College 2018-04-21 [Oberlin Review]

Senator Pens Scathing Letter To GM CEO Over Lordstown Job Cuts 2018-04-19 [GMAuthority]

AT&T workers ready to go on strike if contract negotiations fail 2018-04-16 [ABC]

GM Firing 1,500 Workers Undermines Trump's Boasts on Auto Jobs 2018-04-15 [Bloomberg]

Up to 1,500 workers at Lordstown GM plant could be laid off 2018-04-15 [WKBW]

NO STRIKE: Dayton bus drivers' union vote to pass tentative agreement 2018-04-09 [WDTN]

Police union wins case that could force Akron to pay millions of dollars in retiree health care 2018-04-05 [Akron Beacon Jrnl]

Dying on the job: 164 workers killed: Worker deaths have risen nationally for three straight years 2018-04-01 [Dayton Daily News]

Dayton school bus drivers union: District is forcing us out on strike 2018-04-01 [WHIO]

Trump says he's bending union leaders his way 2018-03-30 [Wash Examineer]

Columbus transit workers union campaign against driverless buses 2018-03-29 [WSYX/WTTE]

Union workers at Gradall in New Philadelphia are on strike 2018-03-14 [WTOV]

Kroger, workers have new labor agreement 2018-03-12 [Dayton Daily News]

Celebrating Our Spirit: Union labor pumps millions into local economy 2018-03-04 [LimaOhio]

Thousands of unionized Ohio government workers rally at state capital in anticipation of Supreme Court ruling 2018-02-25 [The Plain Dealer]

Workers Rally to Defend American Dream This Weekend 2018-02-24 [CleveScene]

Working People’s Day of Action Brings National, State Leaders to Columbus 2018-02-24 [Plunderbund]

Shaker Hts is one of the richest school systems in the country. Its schools and teachers union just okayed a 3-yr contract, 2 percent annual raises 2018-02-19 [Cleveland]

A left-wing push for working people 2018-02-17 [News Now]

GOP Lawmakers Advance Bill That Would Overhaul Workers Compensation 2018-02-16 [WVXU]

Akron teachers' union protests over district's refusal to remove students who assault staff 2018-02-14 [WCPN]

Strike underway outside Dana plant on Jeep Parkway 2018-02-14 [13ABC]

Unions Representing GM Lordstown Plant Officially Merge 2018-02-07 [GMAuthority]

RTW holdouts face new efforts to change labor laws 2018-02-05 [Weirton Daily Times]

Lawmakers should repair unemployment fund 2018-01-30 [Luxora Leader]

A new study found that 700 Amazon employees in Ohio are on food stamps 2018-01-29 [Business Insider]

Right-to-work law still wrong for Ohio 2018-01-28 [Tribune Chronicle]

GOP lawmaker proposes reducing sick days for public employees 2018-01-27 [NBC]

Ohio Republicans once more plan to get right-to-work-for-less into state law 2018-01-24 [The Plain Dealer]

Toledo union workers travel to Detroit, rally to 'Keep the Fleet' 2018-01-22 [ABC]

UAW to protest outside Detroit auto show over closure of Toledo Fiat Chrysler facility 2018-01-19 [Luxora Leader]

Mansfield council opposes right-to-work amendments 2018-01-17 [Richland Source]

Jeep workers demand, 'Keep the Fleet', threaten action 2018-01-16 [ABC]

UAW plans protest 2018-01-14 [ABC]

Beck Center for the Arts signs with Actors' Equity Association 2018-01-14 [The Plain Dealer]

Employee groups blast state unemployment plan 2018-01-11 [Columbus Dispatch]

Ohio nurses unions pushing bill that would end mandatory overtime 2018-01-09 [WCPN]

Republican lawmakers push to make Ohio RTW 2018-01-08 [The Blade]

Teachers' Unions Eye Supreme Court Labor Case 2018-01-03 [WOSU]

GOP Lawmakers push right-to-work for 2020 ballot 2018-01-03 [Akron Beacon Jrnl]

What the Supreme Court Decision on Unions Could Mean 2018-01-02 [WKSU]

Minimum wage earners get a 2018 pay raise 2018-01-02 [Dayton Daily News]

Ohio Teachers' Unions Eyeing 2018 SCOTUS Case 2017-12-30 [WCPN]

RTW in Ohio? GOP lawmaker wants voters to choose 2017-12-19 [Cincinnati]

Cleveland Police Union Votes Down Proposed New Contract, President Says 2017-12-19 [WCPN]

This month in labour history

1-05-1896 Between 300,000 to half a million workers went on strike and rallies were held throughout the United States, with the cry, "Eight-hour day with no cut in pay". [more]

2-05-1843 "Mill girls" – overwhelmingly female textile workers – walked out on strike in Massachusetts for better conditions. [more]

2-05-1968 4,000 workers in the Hamtramck auto plant in Detroit walked out against speed up. Several black strikers met in a bar opposite and founded the Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement to organise black workers. [more]

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]

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

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

7-05-1912 New York City waiters and waitresses walked out on strike [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]

15-05-1946 489 city workers in Rochester, NY were sacked for organising a union. They protested the next day, and sympathy strikes began, growing to a general strike, when bosses caved and reinstated the sacked workers. [more]

15-05-1935 Folk singer, labor organiser and IWW member Utah Phillips is born. [more]

16-05-1934 Minneapolis Teamsters went on strike, shutting down almost all commercial transport in the city. The dispute lasted over three months, ending with most of the workers’ demands being met in a landmark win. [more]

17-05-1946 The US govt seized the nation's railroads to stop a nationwide strike. Workers walked out anyway and only the President's threat to draft the strikers and call up the army to run the railroads forced them back to work. [more]

18-05-1928 "Big Bill" Haywood, former mineworker and founding member of the Industrial Workers of the World revolutionary union, dies in Moscow. [more]

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

21-05-1945 The US government took over the bituminous coal mines to try to break a six-week miners' strike. The miners held out, forcing the govt to grant workers' demands which had been unacceptable to the operators. [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]