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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]

State Senator Skindell Introduces Retail, Restaurant Employee Rights Act 2017-03-16 [Cleveland Patch]

USW Members Ratify Labor Agreement For Mansfield Works 2017-03-14 [Yahoo! Finance]

OCOPE Files Unfair Labor Practices Complaint 2017-03-11 [Oberlin Rev]

In Ohio, union workers supported Trump. So what's in store for them? 2017-03-07 [Circa]

Sen. Sherrod Brown endorses national $15 minimum wage 2017-03-03 [Cleveland Plain-Dealer]

Brecksville-Broadview Heights schools reach impasse with teachers' union 2017-03-01 [Cleveland Plain Dealer]

What Unions Want in the Trump Era 2017-03-01 [WKSU]

Legislator says one Ohio mayor skirted wage-requirement law by having a buddy construct a building for his village 2017-03-01 [Dayton Daily News]

What Ohio unions want to achieve in the Trump era 2017-02-27 [WCPN]

GOP effort could ax prevailing wage rule for construction workers 2017-02-25 [Cincinnati]

Cleveland Teachers Union has a new contract, six months after rejecting the last proposed CBA 2017-02-14 [Cleveland Plain Dealer]

Right-to-work bill introduced in Ohio 2017-02-14 [Cleveland Plain Dealer]

Growing pains at Fuyao plant as employees consider union as concerns grow about workersafety 2017-02-04 [Dayton Daily News]

This month in labour history

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]

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

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

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

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]