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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]

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]

This month in labour history

1-08-1917 Frank H. Little, anti-war activist & IWW organiser is lynched in Butte, Montana. He was on IWW's Exec Board when he was killed. [more]

1-08-1942 American Federation of Musicians strikes against recording companies over royalty payments, most settling within a year. [more]

3-08-1821 Uriah Smith Stephens born. A tailor, he led 9 garment workers in founding the Knights of Labor in 1869. [more]

3-08-1981 The PATCO strike begins, effectively shutting down air travel in the US. 2 days later President Reagan fired 11,000 air traffic controllers and broke the union. [more]

4-08-1997 185,000 members of the Teamsters begin a successful 15-day strike at UPS. [more]

5-08-1981 President Reagan sacks 11000 federal air traffic controllers for striking and refusing his order to return to work. [more]

7-08-1894 Eugene Debs & three union leaders arrested following the Pullman strike. [more]

7-08-1919 Actors Equity becomes a recognised union after stagehands honour actors' picket lines. [more]

7-08-1890 Birth of Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, IWW organiser and founder of the ACLU. [more]

8-08-1881 United Brotherhood of Carpenters & Joiners of America forms & becomes one of the largest trade unions in the US. [more]

9-08-1890 Knights of Labor strike on the New York Central railroad; ends in defeat due to scab labour. [more]

10-08-1935 Transport workers in New York descend on a courthouse with money from their own pockets to bail out Mike Quill, their president, arrested after attending a picket line. [more]

11-08-1828 Workingmen’s Party, first US labour party, forms in Philadelphia. [more]

11-08-1894 Troops force 1200 jobless workers out of Washington, DC, including Jack London & Big Bill Haywood. [more]

17-08-1918 95 members of the IWW were jailed for resistance to the First World War. [more]

18-08-1927 Radio station WEVD - named for IWW labour leader Eugene V Debs – goes on the air in New York City. [more]

19-08-1909 IWW issues first edition of the “Little Red Song Book”. [more]

21-08-1831 Nat Turner's slave rebellion begins, Southampton County, Virginia, 56 slaves executed, 120 killed. [more]

23-08-1970 Led by César Chávez, the Salad Bowl strike, largest farm worker strike in US history, begins. [more]

25-08-1925 The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, led by A. Phillip Randolph, is founded. [more]

25-08-1950 President Truman ordered the federal government to seize control of the railroads in order to prevent a planned strike by 1.7m union members. [more]

26-08-1935 United Auto Workers union founded. [more]

28-08-1987 John Sayles's film “Matewan” about attempts to organise a union by coal miners is released. [more]

29-08-1921 West Virginia miners marching to free their imprisoned comrades face state forces and private detectives in the five-day "Battle of Blair Mountain." [more]

31-08-1939 Mexican-American women workers walkout at California Sanitary Canning Company, winning a union contract and wage increase. [more]

31-08-1933 Italian-American labour organizer Giovanni Pippan murdered during organizing campaign of bread wagon drivers in Chicago. [more]

31-08-1999 Detroit teachers start 9-day wildcat strike, winning "books, supplies, smaller class sizes" & 4% raise. [more]