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Amazon accused of firing North Randall worker who was trying to unionize fulfillment center, NLRB investigating 2022-05-21 [The Plain Dealer]

FireKing union workers to strike next week 2022-05-07 [News and Tribune]

Labor's love for Trump in Ohio puts veteran Democratic members of Congress in peril 2022-04-28 [New York Times]

ONA-represented nurses at University Hospitals Geneva file ULP after being excluded from wage bonues 2022-04-21 [WEWS-TV]

82 year commemoration of the Willow Grove minimg disaster 2022-03-20 [UMWA]

Downtown Columbus Starbucks looks to unionize 2022-03-21 [WSYX Fox 28]

Union projectionists reach agreement, will support Cleveland International Film Festival at Playhouse Square 2022-03-21 [The Plain Dealer]

Columbus, OH: Wexner Center for the Arts Workers Move to Unionize 2022-03-09 [Hyperallergic]

Workers at two more Cleveland-area Starbucks are trying to form a union 2022-02-18 [Cleveland Scene]

Sherwin-Williams workers picket in Bedford Heights 2022-02-12 [19 News]

ANR Electric avoids electrician labor shortage how? 'I'm a signatory contractor with the local unions.' 2022-02-07 [Crain's Cleveland Business]

Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council, others behind PAC that used racist attack on mayoral candidate Justin Bibb 2022-02-01 [The Plain Dealer]

Ohio State student workers organize protest 2022-01-23 [LO]

Protesters gather at Ohio Union demanding higher wages for student workers 2022-01-22 [Lantern TV]

Euclid Teachers Association gives 10-day strike notices as ultra-lengthy contract talks collapse again 2022-01-21 [WOIO-TV]

Cleveland Starbucks workers seek to unionize over safety issues 2022-01-12 [Cleveland Jewish News]

Employees at W. 6th Starbucks in Cleveland Take First Step Toward Unionization 2022-01-11 [Cleveland Scene]

Downtown Cleveland Starbucks workers looking to unionize 2022-01-10 [cleveland.com]

Cleveland Starbucks workers file for unionization, aiming to be first Starbucks union in Ohio 2022-01-10 [News 5 Cleveland]

Tipped workers may not notice OH’s wage increase 2022-01-02 [WKBN]

Pandemic driving older workers to call it quits early 2022-01-02 [Dayton]

State rep says hospital CEO warns of attacks on healthcare workers by unvaccinated people 2021-12-22 [Cleveland]

Euclid teachers rally for contract after working without one for more than 100 days 2021-12-14 [Spectrum News 1]

Akron Metro RTA strike on hold; international union taking over negotiations 2021-11-14 [Yahoo]

Sen. Brown to visit striking Steelworkers 2021-11-06 [Richland Source]

ArcelorMittal workers strike in Shelby after contract expires 2021-11-04 [Ashland Source]

Steelworkers Local 3057 on strike after talks end abruptly with ArcelorMittal 2021-11-04 [Mansfield News Jrnl]

Akron Metro RTA workers threaten strike 2021-11-02 [WCPN]

Metro RTA workers may go on strike next week 2021-10-29 [Akron Beacon Journal]

Work Saturdays, Huh? How UPS Drivers Resisted by Complying 2021-10-28 [Labour Notes]

Local unions evolving amid workforce shortage, getting creative on recruiting workers 2021-10-04 [WEWS-TV]

General Aluminum faces $1.7 million in OSHA fines over employee death; company encouraged employees to bypass safety mechanisms 2021-09-28 [Record-Courier]

Timken Steel, USW extend contract by two weeks as negotiations continue 2021-09-28 [WHBC]

OSHA puts Republic Steel in Severe Violator Enforcement Program for the second time in four years after seven serious workplace violations 2021-09-03 [Crain's Cleveland Business]

Union for Cuyahoga County jailers says jail’s new ‘yellow-zoning’ monitoring of inmates is 'unsafe for everyone' 2021-08-05 [The Plain Dealer]

Cuyahoga County ends talks with Laborers Local 860 at Juvenile Justice Center, essentially decartifying union as workers raise alarms about care 2021-07-29 [WCPN]

Great Lakes Brewing Company workers begin unionization drive with Steelworkers 2021-07-13 [Cleveland Scene]

Worthington Libraries board won't recognize union efforts 2021-06-30 [Columbus Dispatch]

Federal food aid critical for local workers, seniors, economy 2021-06-13 [Marietta Times]

US Supreme Court rejects Ohio teacher's bid to weaken public sector labor unions 2021-06-08 [Bloomberg]

Coronavirus Giant Eagle, other stores to continue requiring masks for customers, workers 2021-05-13 [Cleveland.com]

Local labor leaders remember workers killed on the job, urge passing of PRO Act 2021-04-29 [Toledo Blade]

Feds recover thousands in back wages for Valley workers at Ohio tire company 2021-04-21 [WKBN]

AFT, CDC, and Rockefeller Foundation to initiate COVID testing for all teachers, staff, and students in Cleveland 2021-04-17 [WCPN]

Cleveland-Cliffs, United Steel Workers reach tentative labor deal for Mansfield Works 2021-04-13 [Crain's Cleveland Business]

Kenyon College Students Are on Strike Today. They Want a Student-Worker Union 2021-03-19 [Jacobin]

Book Talk: Author traces Akron's early labor history 2021-03-14 [Akron Beacon Journal]

Cleveland teachers union votes to keep working remotely, despite district’s call to return to buildings 2021-03-05 [The Plain Dealer]

Ohio Auto Parts Workers Strike to Unionize 2021-02-20 [Labor Notes]

Norwalk OH Auto Parts Workers Are on Strike to Unionize 2021-01-30 [Labor Notes]

This month in labour history

This month in labour history

1-05-1886 Between 300,000 to half a million workers went on strike and rallies were held throughout the United States, with the cry, "Eight-hour day with no cut in pay". [more]

2-05-1843 "Mill girls" – overwhelmingly female textile workers – walked out on strike in Massachusetts for better conditions. [more]

2-05-1968 4,000 workers in the Hamtramck auto plant in Detroit walked out against speed up. Several black strikers met in a bar opposite and founded the Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement to organise black workers. [more]

3-05-1895 Eugene V. Debs and 6 other union railroad leaders are sentenced to 6 months in prison for contempt of court during a hearing over a strike at the Pullman luxury car manufacturing plants. [more]

4-05-1886 A bomb is thrown during a demonstration against police violence in Haymarket Square, Chicago. The ensuing police riot and trials of anarchists, known as the Haymarket affair, eventually give birth to May Day as international workers' day. [more]

5-05-1886 Nine striking workers are shot dead by the National Guard at the Rolling Mills Steel Factory in Bay View, Milwaukee [more]

6-05-1935 The Works Progress Administration is established by executive order - it will provide work for millions of Americans. [more]

7-05-1912 New York City waiters and waitresses walked out on strike [more]

8-05-1926 A. Philip Randolph founds the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. [more]

9-05-1913 The garment workers strike at Cohoes could become an international incident after it emerges that Italian migrant workers are being forced to break the strike. [more]

11-05-1894 Three thousands Pullman railroad workers in Chicago begin a wildcat strike. [more]

12-05-1902 John Mitchell of the UMWA cals for a national strike, beginning the Anthracite Coal Strike which will last five months. [more]

13-05-1893 Western Federation of Miners formed in Butte, Montana. [more]

13-05-1980 Douglas Fraser of the UAW becomes the first union representative on the board a major US corporation after Chystler's stockholders vote him on. [more]

15-05-1946 489 city workers in Rochester, NY were sacked for organising a union. They protested the next day, and sympathy strikes began, growing to a general strike, when bosses caved and reinstated the sacked workers. [more]

15-05-1935 Folk singer, labor organiser and IWW member Utah Phillips is born. [more]

16-05-1934 Minneapolis Teamsters went on strike, shutting down almost all commercial transport in the city. The dispute lasted over three months, ending with most of the workers’ demands being met in a landmark win. [more]

17-05-1946 The US govt seized the nation's railroads to stop a nationwide strike. Workers walked out anyway and only the President's threat to draft the strikers and call up the army to run the railroads forced them back to work. [more]

18-05-1928 "Big Bill" Haywood, former mineworker and founding member of the Industrial Workers of the World revolutionary union, dies in Moscow. [more]

19-05-1920 A gun battle between the people of Matewan and Baldwin Felts detectives leaves ten people dead. [more]

20-05-1926 The first federal legislation asserting workers' right to form unions takes effect today in the rail industry. [more]

21-05-1945 The US government took over the bituminous coal mines to try to break a six-week miners' strike. The miners held out, forcing the govt to grant workers' demands which had been unacceptable to the operators. [more]

22-05-1942 In Cleveland the Steelworkers Organizing Committee voted to become a union: the United Steelworkers of America [more]

23-05-1903 Some 100,000 textile workers, including more than 10,000 children, are on strike in the Philadelphia area protesting against 60-hour weeks including night hours imposed on children. [more]

24-05-1995 After 10 months on strike against 12-hour shifts and wage increases linked to productivity, 2300 workers from 5 Bridgestone-Firestone factories resign themselves to going back to work without a collective agreement. [more]

25-05-1946 President Truman comes within three minutes of drafting the nation's railroad workers into the army to suppress a proposed strike, but the union leaders and employers settle just before the presiden't ultimatum comes into effect. [more]

25-05-1805 A Philadelphia shoemakers' strike was broken when workers were arrested and accused of violating an English law proclaiming criminal any conspiracy to force a collective increase in wages. [more]

26-05-1937 UAW organisers are attacked and beaten by Ford security men in Dearborn, Michigan, in an incident which greatly increases support for the union. [more]

28-05-1946 Workers in Rochester, New York, stage a successful one day general strike for the right to form unions. [more]

29-05-1990 The Justice for Janitors strike of ISS cleaners in Los Angeles begins. [more]

29-05-1941 Disney Studios animators in LA strike for union recognition. 16 were fired. [more]

29-05-1946 The Rochester general strike ended after just one day with victory for the workers. They won reinstatement for hundreds of city workers who had been sacked for forming a union, dropping of all charges, and recognition of the union. [more]

31-05-1921 The Sacco and Vanzetti trial begins in Dedham, Massachusetts. [more]

31-05-1943 At the Detroit Packard Motor Co factory, in full war production, 25,000 white workers go on strike when 3 black workers are promoted to a line previously occupied only by whites. The 3 are transferred. [more]