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Today's news - Ohio

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]

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]

This month in labour history

2-10-2007 Starbucks Workers Union baristas at an outlet in East Grand Rapids, Mich., organized by the Wobblies, win their grievances after the National Labor Relations Board cites the company for labor law violations, including threats against union activists. [more]

3-10-1932 The state militia is called in after 164 high school students in Kincaid, Ill., go on strike when the school board buys coal from the scab Peabody Coal Co. [more]

9-10-2003 Chicago sanitation workers end a nine-day strike, winning a 28% pay rise. [more]

9-10-1888 United Hebrew Trades founded in New York by socialist shirt-maker Morris Hillquit. [more]

10-10-1933 Pixley, CA: 18,000 cotton workers strike & ultimately win a pay raise; 4 workers killed during the strike. [more]

10-10-1933 Four workers are killed by cotton growers during a strike in Pixley, California. [more]

11-10-1873 The Miners’ National Association is formed in Youngstown, Ohio, with the goal of uniting all miners, regardless of skill or ethnic background. [more]

12-10-1898 The Battle of Virden massacre takes place in Illinois, as striking United Mine Workers fight scabs & guards. 11 killed. [more]

13-10-1934 American Federation of Labor votes to boycott German good to protest Nazi policies. [more]

15-10-1914 President Woodrow Wilson signs the Clayton Antitrust Act, often referred to as "Labor’s Magna Carta,"establishing that unions are not conspiracies under the law. [more]

16-10-1859 John Brown leads anti-slavery raid on Harper's Ferry. [more]

17-10-1939 Labor activist Warren Billings is released from California's Folsom Prison. Along with Thomas J. Mooney, Billings had been pardoned for a 1916 conviction stemming from a bomb explosion during a San Francisco Preparedness Day parade. [more]

18-10-1927 IWW Colorado Mine strike; first time all coal fields are out. [more]

18-10-1648 Shoemakers & coopers in Boston form guilds, first American workers orgs, though they focus on work quality not work conditions. [more]

19-10-1980 The J.P. Stevens textile company is forced to sign its first union contract after a 17-year struggle in North Carolina and other southern states. [more]

20-10-1926 Eugene V. Debs, leading American Socialist and trade unionist, dies. [more]

21-10-1902 In the United States, a five-month strike by United Mine Workers ends. [more]

22-10-1887 John Reed, the author of Ten Days That Shook the World, is born. [more]

22-10-1981 The US Federal Labor Relations Authority votes to decertify the Air Traffic Controllers Organization for its previous strike. [more]

24-10-1892 Black & white teamsters, salesmen & packers strike in New Orleans. Quickly turns into general strike for 10hr work day. [more]

25-10-1934 Strike by 23,000 silk dye workers in Paterson, NJ. [more]

25-10-2011 Workers at Bonus Car Wash in Santa Monica, CA, win a union contract for pay rises & improved benefits after a 2 year struggle. [more]

25-10-1949 Longshore workers in Hawaii win a strike for pay parity with their colleagues on the mainland. [more]

27-10-1951 The National Negro Labor Council is formed in Cincinnati to unite black workers in the struggle for full economic, political and social equality. [more]

30-10-1986 Ed Meese, attorney general in the Ronald Reagan administration, urges employers to begin spying on workers "in locker rooms, parking lots, shipping and mail room areas and even the nearby taverns" to try to catch them using drugs. [more]

31-10-1891 Tennessee sends in leased convict laborers to break a coal miners strike in Anderson County. The miners revolted, burned the stockades, and sent the captured convicts by train back to Knoxville [more]