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Today's news - Ohio

Building Bridges: National Graduate Student Tax Walkout Protest For more info 2017-12-13 [WBAI Radio]

COTA workers fear the impact of driverless buses 2017-12-07 [WBNS]

State House passes bill to block workers-comp claims by *illegal aliens* 2017-12-07 [Times-Gaette]

House passes bill blocking *illegal aliens* from workers comp 2017-12-06 [Columbus Dispatch]

Final tally shows outpour of union support for 2018 Missouri referendum 2017-12-06 [KOH]

Local construction workers at higher risk for opioid deaths 2017-12-03 [Times Reporter]

Tentative Cleveland police union contract may conflict with court-ordered decree 2017-12-02 [The Plain Dealer]

Proposed Cleveland Police Contract To Include Some Consent Decree Measures 2017-12-01 [WCPN]

AFSCME 7 labor agreement on council Tuesday agenda 2017-11-21 [Blade]

UAW leaders: Merger will secure future 2017-11-12 [Vindy]

Auto Workers at Chinese-Owned US Plant Reject Bid to Unionize 2017-11-11 [Industry Week]

Fuyao workers vote not to unionize with UAW 2017-11-10 [FOX]

Workers vote on unionization at Chinese auto-glass supplier plant 2017-11-10 [Reuters]

City of Dayton can’t test for nicotine without union OK, officials say 2017-11-10 [Dayton Daily News]

Ohio workers vote against union at Chinese auto supplier plant 2017-11-10 [Reuters]

Chinese-Owned Factory in Ohio Fights Off Unionization Plan 2017-11-10 [NY Times]

Chinese Auto-Glass Magnate Faces Union Challenge 2017-11-08 [NYTimes]

Construction workers seven times more likely to die of an opioid overdose in 2016 2017-11-05 [Cleveland]

Teachers union loses another case against Mohip 2017-11-02 [Vindy.mobi]

Workers at Chinese glass factory vote on unionizing this week 2017-10-30 [ABC]

Workers at Fuyao auto glass plant set union election 2017-10-29 [WHIO]

CWA gives voice to State laborers who keep university functioning 2017-10-27 [Lantern]

Workers at Fuyao Auto Glass Plant Eye Union Election 2017-10-22 [USNews]

On Strike: Migrant Workers On Visa Program Claim Unfair Pay 2017-10-20 [WFPL]

Fuyao Glass workers file for a union election 2017-10-17 [Dayton Daily News]

Investor From China Faces Union Organizers in Ohio 2017-10-11 [VoA]

Timken Steel, USW reach new contract 2017-10-04 [Crain's Cleveland Business]

Univ Cincinnati Students protest Walmart labor practices 2017-09-24 [Univ C News Record]

What brought on steel industry’s demise? Signs of trouble were there 2017-09-17 [Vindy.mobi]

The day that destroyed the working class and sowed the seeds of Trump 2017-09-17 [NYPost]

Norwalk has been phenomenally supportive of strikers 2017-09-12 [Norwalk Reflector]

Farmworker Union Launches Boycott Against Reynolds E-Cigarettes, Rallies Against White Sumpremacy 2017-09-10 [Workers Independent News]

Youngstown teachers union files new grievances 2017-09-09 [WFMJ]

Local union donates thousands of dollars to relief efforts 2017-09-08 [NBC]

PTC Alliance USW-union workers still on strike 2017-09-07 [Review]

Lakeland Community College faculty ratify new contract 2017-08-29 [Cleveland Plain Dealer]

Dayton schools set to begin new year days after bitter labor fight 2017-08-12 [Dayton Daily News]

No deal reached in second day of negotiations for Dayton Public School and Education Assn 2017-08-08 [FOX]

Economy Needs Workers, but Drug Tests Take a Toll 2017-07-25 [NYTimes]

 VIDEO Another blow for heartland workers: Slashed pensions 2017-07-20 [CBS]

Temporary workers who helped open Polaris IKEA say they haven’t been paid 2017-07-02 [NBC]

Akron Coca-Cola plant's union workers strike after failed contract negotiations 2017-06-29 [Cleveland Plain Dealer]

 VIDEO Akron Coca-Cola plant's union workers on strike 2017-06-29 [cleveland.com]

Rust Belt No More: Chemical Plants Bringing Manufacturing Jobs Back to Youngstown 2017-06-26 [Inside Sources]

Public-employee pensions face cutbacks 2017-06-13 [Canton Rep]

Rising costs eat into public-employee pension systems 2017-06-12 [Columbus Dispatch]

State Workers' Union Members Protest Over Pensions At Statehouse 2017-06-08 [WCPN]

State Board: Police union didn't commit unfair labor practices 2017-06-06 [Review]

Right to work law is wrong 2017-06-03 [Newark Advocate]

Utility workers union endorses Schiavoni for governor 2017-06-02 [Vindy]

This month in labour history

1-12-1955 Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat on a bus, sparking the Montgomery bus boycott. [more]

5-12-1955 The two main union federations in the USA merge to form the AFL-CIO, electing George Meany as president, [more]

6-12-1907 The worst mining disaster in American history occurs when an explosion in a Monongah mine in West Virginia kills 361 miners. [more]

8-12-1886 The American Federation of Labor (AFL) is founded by 26 craft unions. Samuel Gompers is elected president. [more]

13-12-1924 Samuel Gompers, founder of the American Federation of Labor, dies. [more]

14-12-1995 Boeing machinists in the US win a pay rise and an imporved health plan after a 69 day strike. [more]

19-12-1907 A group of 239 coal miners die during a mine explosion in Jacobs Creek, Pennsylvania. [more]

21-12-1916 Emma Tenayuca, Mexican-American labour leader, is born. [more]

21-12-1919 Emma Goldman is deported to Russia as part of a post-war crackdown on union and left-wing activists. [more]

23-12-1908 AFL officers are found in contempt of court for urging a labor boycott of Buck's Stove and Range Co. in St Louis. [more]

24-12-1913 The Italian Hall Disaster in Calumet, Michigan, results in the death of 73 Christmas party goers held by striking miners. [more]

24-12-1913 Seventy three striking miners and their families die in a stampede at the Italian Hall in Calumet, Michigan, after an unknown man enters shouting 'Fire!' [more]

26-12-1877 First national convention of the Socialist Labor Party, the first Marxist party founded in the USA. [more]

30-12-1936 The United Auto Workers union stages its first sit-down strike. [more]

30-12-1936 The most famous of the Depression-era "sit down" strikes in the US begins at GM's Fisher Body plant in Flint, Michigan. [more]

31-12-1969 Rank-and-file UMWA activist Jock Yablonski is murdered along with his family by hitmen acting on the orders of union president. [more]