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Today's news - Ohio

AFL-CIO President Headlines Youngstown Roundtable 2019-06-12 [Biz Jrnl Daily]

Heat and Frost Insulators local president jailed for embezzling from training fund 2019-06-06 [WOIO]

Workers’ Comp budget may exclude immigrants making injury claims 2019-06-06 [Columbus Dispatch]

Ohio Hospital Attempts to Divide Striking Unionized Workers 2019-06-01 [TruthOut]

Fact-finder recommends 2.3 percent raise at Kent State University, faculty union to vote 2019-05-22 [WCPN]

There’s No Boom in Youngstown, but Blue-Collar Workers Are Sticking With Trump 2019-05-20 [NYTimes]

Mercy Health strike day 11: why some union workers are standing their ground 2019-05-17 [NBC]

Toledo: Sherrod Brown to join striking workers in the Mercy Health picket line 2019-05-10 [WTOL 11 CBS]

SEIU in Cleveland wins master contract for downtown buildings hiking wages 23 percent to $15 an hour 2019-04-29 [Cleveland Scene]

Cuyahoga County agrees not to fire union nurses at jail after picket threat at Democratic dinner 2019-04-25 [The Plain Dealer]

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders stops in Lordstown, talks with union workers 2019-04-15 [WFMJ]

Bernie Sanders challenges President Trump to end GM’s federal contracts during Lordstown appearance 2019-04-15 [Ohio]

Ohioans seeking change after recent string of layoffs 2019-04-14 [FOX]

Pilots who fly DHL, Amazon flights, protest near CVG for pay raise 2019-04-12 [Cincinnati]

Union for pilots who fly for DHL, Amazon, plans protest near CVG Thursday 2019-04-12 [Cincinnati]

Cuyahoga County busts jail nurses union, awards contract for troubled prison to nonunion Metrohealth 2019-04-10 [WEWS-TV]

Cleveland teachers union wins half percent pay hike, one-year extension, and reduced focus on tests 2019-04-10 [The Plain Dealer]

GM seeks dismissal of union lawsuit on closures 2019-04-02 [Detroit News]

SEIU Local 1 Janitors Unanimously Ratify New Contract at Tri-C, Paving Way for $15 Wage 2019-04-02 [Cleveland Scene]

The Plain Dealer lays off a third of its unionized newsroom 2019-04-02 [The Plain Dealer]

Backer of right-to-work-for-less in Ohio says he'll stop pushing a bill 2019-04-01 [WCPN]

GM Squeezed $118 Million From Its Ohio Workers, Then Shut The Plant 2019-03-31 [Bloomberg]

President Trump says Ohio workers 'better love me,' renews McCain feud 2019-03-21 [WKYC]

Factory workers at GM see layoffs, not benefits, after tax cuts 2019-03-23 [NBC]

Donald Trump erroneously says Lordstown workers could have saved plant by lowering union dues 2019-03-21 [Cleveland]

Local UAW Leader Responds to Trump Tweet: I'm Trying to Stay Out of the Feud 2019-03-21 [FOX]

Trump lashes out at GM and UAW official, calling for ‘fast’ action to reopen Ohio plant 2019-03-19 [CNBC]

Black workers describe *living hell* at UPS center in Ohio 2019-03-17 [Channel 3000]

Lawsuit: Black UPS workers targeted with racist taunts and harassment 2019-03-16 [Fast Company]

 VIDEO Black workers in Ohio accuse UPS of allowing hate at work 2019-03-14 [CNN]

UPS sued by 19 workers claiming the company did not stop racial harassment 2019-03-14 [The Hill]

Lorain unions join teachers for rally against House Bill 70 (VIDEO) 2019-03-03 [Chronicle]

Teacher strike at Summit Academy in Parma ends with ratification of first union contract 2019-03-03 [ABC]

Teachers win recognition after nine-day strike at Summit Academy Parma 2019-03-02 [The Plain Dealer]

Teachers at Summit Academy in Painesville unionize with AFT, becoming second Summit charter school local 2019-02-27 [Cleveland Scene]

UAW sues GM to keep Lordstown and two other plants open 2019-02-27 [Vindicator]

Striking Summit Academy charter school teachers say talks are going backward 2019-02-26 [WEWS-Cleveland 5]

Local Union Leaders Pledge to Back News Guild, May Boycott Plain Dealer, Cleveland.com to Support Journalism Jobs 2019-02-22 [Cleveland Scene]

Striking Parma charter school teachers seek better teaching and learning conditions 2019-02-19 [The Plain Dealer]

411 jobs lost by abrupt closure of 90-year-old Kroger bakery in Columbus 2019-02-18 [AP]

Federal workers honored in Boardman after government shutdown avoided 2019-02-17 [WFMJ]

Teacher’s union at Summit Academy in Parma, Ohio, announce strike beginning February 19 2019-02-14 [Cleveland Scene]

Cleveland Orchestra Will Pay its Union Facilities Workers $15 per hour by 2021 2019-02-13 [Cleveland Scene]

Cleveland City Council OKs two more labor deals with $15 minimum wage clauses, raising total to 25 city contracts 2019-02-12 [The Plain Dealer]

Cleveland Clinic's minimum-wage increase doesn't apply to union workers 2019-02-12 [The Plain Dealer]

Wright State faculty strike ends after three weeks 2019-02-11 [WCPN]

Wright State faculty strike enters third week 2019-02-07 [WCPN]

UAW Local 1112 president writes letter to Trump about Lordstown GM plant before State of The Union 2019-02-03 [WFMJ]

Progress in Wright State faculty strike 2019-01-29 [WCPN]

GM Plant Workers Allege Racist Acts Continue Even After Lawsuits 2019-01-26 [Bloomberg]

This month in labour history

3-06-2016 A federal judge ruled that women's soccer players could not go on strike, despite their collective bargaining agreement (which included a no-strike clause) having expired. The women were in dispute over pay discrimination. [more]

3-06-1900 The International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union is founded in New York City. [more]

4-06-1912 Massachusetts becomes the first US state to establish a minimum wage [more]

4-06-2012 When National Football League referees failed to agree to a new contract, which included big pension cuts, the NFL locked them out and began hiring scabs to replace them. Bosses came up with a revised offer which was agreed on 26 September. [more]

9-06-1865 Helen Marot, campaigner for working women, is born. [more]

11-06-1913 Police shoot at maritime workers on strike at United Fruit Co. in New Orleans, killing one. [more]

12-06-1904 Defying AFL's Samuel Gompers, 50,000 members of the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen walk off their jobs. [more]

16-06-1918 Railroad union leader and socialist Eugene Debs makes his famous speech against capitalism in Canton, OH, which will land him in jail. [more]

19-06-1912 The eight-hour day is adopted for Federal employees [more]

20-06-1947 President Truman vetoes the anti-union Taft-Hartley Act, but his veto is overturned by Congress three days later. [more]

23-06-1999 Workers at Fieldcrest Cannon textile plants in North Carolina vote for union recognition after a 25 year struggle [more]

26-06-1894 American Railway Union members begin to refuse to run trains including Pullman cars, until the strike at Pullmans is settled [more]

27-06-1905 The Industrial Workers of the World, later popularly known as the Wobblies, is founded in Chicago with the aim of uniting all workers in One Big Union [more]

29-06-1894 Over 125,000 workers on two dozen railroads have joined the boycott of Pullman cars [more]

30-06-1918 Socialist anf labor leader Eugene Debs is arrested under the Espionage Act for making an anti-war speech in Canton, Ohio [more]