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Local UAW workers strike at parts facility 2023-09-22 [Fox 8 Cleveland]

Dozens of unions in Ohio coming together to oppose controversial higher education bill 2023-09-12 [WCPN]

Cleveland Clinic Lutheran Hospital avoids strike as SEIU ratifies new 3-year contract 2023-09-04 [WKYC-TV]

Teachers with Youngstown Education Association strike on first day of classes 2023-08-23 [WCPN]

United Steelworkers back Cleveland-Cliffs bid for US Steel 2023-08-18 [Cleveland Business Journal]

SEIU workers at Cleveland Clinic Lutheran Hospital ready to walk out, claiming unfair labor practices 2023-08-16 [WKYC-TV]

Grupo Simec closes its Republic Steel mill in Canton, leaving union blindsided by the news 2023-08-12 [WKYC-TV]

GM Must Fold Ultium Cells Workers Into National UAW Contract, Says U.S. Senator For Ohio 2023-08-11 [GM Authority]

Union workers at Cleveland Clinic Lutheran Hospital vote to go on strike 2023-07-30 [WKYC]

Workers cry foul over safety at GM's Ultium battery plant in Lordstown 2023-07-07 [Crain's Cleveland Business]

Union Workers Cry Foul Over Safety at GM’s Ultium Battery Plant 2023-07-07 [Bloomberg]

Cleveland-Cliffs, UAW reach tentative agreement at Coshocton steel works 2023-06-22 [Cleveland Business Journal]

Ohio Federation of Teachers demands inquiry into union-busting at charter schools 2023-06-14 [Cleveland Scene]

Six Weeks In, Stock Dwindles at Struck Ohio Battery Plant 2023-06-14 [Labour Notes]

Clarios workers reject tentative labor deal 2023-05-24 [13abc]

North Shore AFL-CIO executive secretary Dan O’Malley removed for improper credit card expenditures 2023-05-17 [WCPN]

Toledo Blade union members renew efforts to secure a labor contract 2023-05-05 [WCPN]

Starbucks workers in Aurora, Strongsville file for election 2023-05-03 [Crain's Cleveland Business]

Cleveland Clinic's Lutheran Hospital staff vote to strike 2023-04-29 [The Plain Dealer]

OSHA fines Zwanenberg Food Group USA of Cincinnati $2 million; company has been a severe violator since 2017 2023-04-27 [WCPN]

IAM, Cleveland-Cliffs reach tentative labor agreement for 2,100 at Middletown Works 2023-04-27 [Cleveland Business Journal]

Teamsters Strike at INEOS Factory 2023-03-14 [Teamsters]

OSHA opens two investigations into clean-up practices in East Palestin 2023-03-08 [WOIO-TV]

REI Workers Form Union At Cleveland-Area Store 2023-03-03 [HuffPost]

Cleveland: The REI Union Effort Spreads To Another City 2023-01-11 [HuffPost]

REI store workers in Cleveland vote on unionization 2023-03-03 [Spectrum 1 News]

Workers at REI in Orange vote in favor of being represented by union 2023-03-05 [Cleveland.com]

REI workers near Cleveland vote 'overwhelmingly' to unionize with RWDSU 2023-03-04 [Cleveland Scene]

Cleveland area CLC president Dan O'Malley suspended for improper credit card use 2023-03-02 [WCPN]

Crew tried to stop train before toxic derailment, NTSB preliminary report says 2023-02-27 [Daily Kos]

'Nuking A Town With Chemicals To Get A Railroad Open' & Railroad Labor With SMART's Jerad Cassity For more info 2023-02-24 [LVP]

Cleveland Teachers Union president travels to Ukraine to deliver generators 2023-02-10 [WOIO-TV]

Beachwood REI store headed to union vote after walk-out 2023-02-04 [WCPN]

Teamsters approve new contract with City of Cleveland 2023-01-30 [Cleveland-19]

United Steelworkers, Cleveland-Cliffs partner to file antidumping and countervailing duty complaints against eight countries for tin- and chromium-coated sheet steel 2023-01-19 [Crain's Cleveland Business]

Cincinnati more than doubles paid parental leave for city workers 2023-01-15 [WVXU]

REI workers in Cleveland file for union election 2023-01-14 [Cleveland Scene]

Akron teachers and school district reach tentative agreement, six months after contract expired 2023-01-09 [WCPN]

The NFL just showed the world what it thinks of it's players 2023-01-03 [The Nation]

Apple created a fake, management-run union, complaint says 2022-12-24 [WDTN]

Ultium Cells workers overwhelmingly approve UAW representation 2022-12-13 [WFMJ]

Workers at E.V. Battery Plant in Ohio Vote to Unionize 2022-12-11 [NYTimes]

Ultium workers overwhelmingly vote to unionize 2022-12-11 [Vindicator]

Workers at Ultium E.V. battery plant in Lordstown win union vote 2022-12-09 [New York Times]

Two-week strike over after Amherst machinists' union ratifies contract 2022-11-30 [WEWS-TV]

US DOL initiative to protect food processing workers in Illinois, Ohio 2022-11-13 [IL Biz Jrnl]

UAW petitions to organize GM-LG Energy battery plant in Lordstown 2022-11-01 [Crain's Cleveland Business]


Garfield Heights teachers ratify agreement to increase wages, safety within school district 2022-10-26 [WOIO-TV]

Cleveland-Cliffs, steel plant workers, ratify new contract 2022-10-14 [Cleveland Business Journal]

This month in labour history

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]

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 The American Federation of Labor votes to boycott all products made in Germany in order to protest Nazi antagonism towards German unions. [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]

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

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

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

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

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

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

26-10-1825 After 8 years and over 1,000 dead, mostly Irish migrants, the Erie Canal is open, linking the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean. [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]