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In-control Republicans should step up for Lordstown GM workers 2018-12-18 [Columbus Dispatch]

Despite bad year, local UAW still helps 2018-12-16 [Tribune Chronicle]

Ohio bill would exempt corporate franchisors from state labor laws 2018-12-13 [The Plain Dealer]

GM links fate of Lordstown plant to union talks 2018-12-07 [Crain's Cleveland Business]

Senators, union press GM CEO on plant closings, job cuts 2018-12-04 [WHBL]

Union clings to GM plant in Ohio where Trump promised jobs 2018-11-28 [10TV]

Union scrambles to save Ohio GM plant, where Trump promised new jobs 2018-11-27 [MoneyWatch]

Kettering moves to give raises to hundreds of city workers 2018-11-18 [Dayton Daily News]

Global Glass Alliance and Owens-Illinois glass network launched in Perrysburg, Ohio 2018-11-15 [IndustriALL]

Ohio union members pack legislative hearing on public employee union dues 2018-11-14 [WCPN]

RTW gets a first hearing at the Ohio Statehouse, but that's probably it 2018-11-14 [Enquirer]

Many working-class Trump voters in Ohio are casting ballots for Democrats in 2018 2018-11-06 [Vox]

Wright State Univ trustees move one step closer toward new contract with faculty union 2018-11-03 [WHIO]

What’s next for GM workers after plans to close southwest Ohio site 2018-11-03 [Dayton Daily News]

Democrats And Labor Aim For Gains 2018-10-28 [WLRN]

Right-to-work group sues Ohio public employee unions, claiming 'fair share' deductions still occuring 2018-10-18 [WCPN]

Union official keynotes Democratic dinner, blasts Trump 2018-10-15 [Athens News]

Steelworkers Ratify New Labor Contract with Cleveland-Cliffs 2018-10-12 [ABC]

Cleveland-Cliffs and the USW Reach Tentative Agreement on New Labor Contract for MI and MN Mining Operations 2018-10-01 [Biz Wire]

Union For Campaign Workers And Ohio Democratic Party Reach Tentative Contract Agreement 2018-09-27 [WCPN]

Transport Workers Union of America threaten to strike before allowing automated buses in Columbus 2018-09-19 [WTRF]

Anti-union group sending fliers to Ohio public workers to encourage resigning from union 2018-09-15 [WCPN]

Labor union representing Ohio Democratic Party workers says party won't sign contract 2018-09-12 [WCPN]

Kroger Workers Reject Contract, Union Members Authorize Strike 2018-09-09 [Intelligencer]

Nearly 2 dozen steelworkers at Trumbull County plant remain on strike 2018-09-07 [WKBN]

Democrats and the Union hold Take-Back-Ohio Rally 2018-08-23 [Hometown Stations]

Thousands at the Ohio Statehouse Rally to Save Our Pensions! 2018-08-02 [USW]

D.W. Dickey workers issue strike notice 2018-07-26 [The Review]

Congressional Meeting In Columbus To Discuss National Pension Crisis 2018-07-15 [WVXU]

Union workers rally as Congress comes to Columbus 2018-07-15 [ABC]

Thousands of unionists descend on Ohio state capitol to save multi-employer pensions 2018-07-13 [The Plain Dealer]

Thousands rally in Ohio for solution to pension crisis 2018-07-13 [NBC4i]

Estimated 5,000 union workers and retirees converge on Ohio Statehouse 2018-07-13 [WFMJ]

Akron defends action to push health care costs onto retirees 2018-07-03 [Akron Beacon Jrnl]

Dayton-area AT&T workers go on strike today 2018-06-26 [WHIO]

Local postal workers protest job cutbacks ahead of national contract negotiations 2018-06-26 [WCPO]

ATU calls for immediate firing of Greater Cleveland Rapid Transit CEO Joe Calabrese 2018-06-22 [Cleveland Scene]

Fresh Mark union in Salem claims ICE 'slammed some folks to the ground' during raid 2018-06-22 [WKBN]

Workers Push Legislation to Keep Call Center Jobs 2018-05-30 [Sherrod Brown]

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]

This month in labour history

1-12-1946 130,000 Oakland, USA workers go on general strike. [more]

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

4-12-1970 Cesar Chavez sentenced to 20 days in jail for not calling off United Farm Workers boycott of lettuce grower Bud Antle Inc. [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]

7-12-1896 In Chicago, 11 activists found the National Union of Steam Engineers of America; the forerunner of International Union of Operating Engineers. [more]

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

8-12-2001 230 jailed teachers in Middletown Township, NJ, ordered freed after agreement to end 9day strike & enter mediation. [more]

8-12-1916 Bernice Fisher born. US civil rights activist, union organizer, original founder of Congress of Racial Equality. [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]

14-12-1852 American Socialist Daniel De Leon born. Trade union organiser, journalist and Marxist theoretician who died in 1914. [more]

19-12-1983 Greyhound bus strike ends when members of Amalgamated Transit Union ratify a contract that slashes wages & benefits by 15% [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 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]

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

25-12-1904 Philip Vera Cruz, labour leader & activist in Asian American civil rights movement, is born. Co-founder of United Farm Workers' Union. [more]

25-12-1910 Bomb destroys part of the Llewellyn Ironworks in Los Angeles where a bitter strike is ongoing. [more]

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

27-12-1943 President Roosevelt seizes railroads to avoid a national strike. [more]

29-12-2006 More than 15,000 United Steel Workers members at 16 Goodyear Tire & Rubber plants end an 86-day strike, ratify three-year contract. [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]

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

30-12-1899 In the back room of Behrens’ cigar shop in Sedalia, Missiouri, US, 33 railroad clerks form Local Lodge Number 1 of the Order of the Railroad Clerks of America. [more]

31-12-1969 Murder of Joseph Yablonski, United Mine Workers labor leader, by killers hired by a union political opponent. [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]