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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]

NetJets’ mechanics union members told not to wear ‘WTF - Where’s the Fairness’ buttons 2017-06-02 [Columbus Dispatch]

Cleveland officer who shot Tamir Rice is fired, union gears up for a fight 2017-05-31 [Cleveland Plain Dealer]

Cuyahoga Community College, faculty approve new contract - 2 years early 2017-05-27 [Cleveland Plain Dealer]

JCPenney lays off more than 100 workers in Ohio 2017-05-26 [Dayton Daily News]

Bill limiting workers’ compensation heads to Ohio Senate 2017-05-24 [Washington Times]

Republic Steel faces $279,578 in fines at Canton plant for safety violations, exposing workers to lead 2017-05-20 [Crain's Cleveland Business]

What's been simmering for several months between Youngstown schools CEO Krish Mohip and the teachers union, boiled over this week 2017-05-20 [WFMJ]

Teachers at Stepstone Charter School unionize; fifth charter to vote for representation by Ohio Federation of Teachers 2017-05-18 [Cleveland Plain Dealer]

Youngstown district, union lawyers mull best way to grant teacher pay raises 2017-05-17 [Vindy]

Youngstown schools CEO, teachers union remain at odds over raises, contract control 2017-05-17 [Vindy]

Union rejects CEO Mohip's offer to reopen Youngstown teacher's contract 2017-05-11 [WFMJ]

Ford lays off 130 workers temporarily at its Avon Lake plant 2017-05-07 [Crain]

Former Akron fire union treasurer indicted, accused of stealing $600,000 2017-04-30 [Cleveland Plain Dealer]

Discord grows between local Dem chair, unions 2017-04-29 [Blade]

OSU students: We are called to honor human dignity for all, to honor the dignity of work 2017-04-29 [CIW]

200-plus Ohio workers killed on the job in a year: AFL-CIO report 2017-04-27 [Cleveland]

Committee peels back benefits of Elyria overtime for non-union workers 2017-04-26 [Chronicle]

Teamsters NetJets Workers Call on Company to Provide Fair Wages, Limit Subcontracting 2017-04-22 [Teamsters]

Hospital to challenge NLRB jurisdiction over union election dispute 2017-04-22 [Reuters]

Scholarships available at Columbus State Community College to unemployed retail workers 2017-04-12 [Fox28]

Keep your word! Cut the contract with Wendy*s! -- OSU students put President Drake on blast at BoT meeting 2017-04-12 [Student Farmworker Alliance]

Akron Public Schools teachers, board reach contract agreement 2017-03-24 [Cleveland Plain Dealer]

City council opposes State House's 'right-to-work' bill 2017-03-23 [Mansfield News Jrnl]

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 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]

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]

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]

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]