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Youngstown State University, faculty union reach framework for new contract, strike ends 2020-10-15 [The News-Herald]

Cleveland Heights-University Heights teachers union declines last, best offer 2020-10-13 [The Plain Dealer]

Youngstown State University faculty strike 2020-10-12 [The Plain Dealer]

Workers at McComb bakery in midst of union campaign 2020-09-24 [The Blade]

Labor Unions Launch Website to Encourage COVID Safety 2020-09-08 [WCPN]

Union pushes back against reduction in staff hours at Oregon City Schools 2020-08-28 [Toledo Blade]

In a change from 2016, Cleveland police union declines to endorse Trump 2020-08-24 [The Plain Dealer]

Union representing Cleveland waste workers says city provided workers expired PPE 2020-08-08 [Yahoo]

University of Akron faculty union rejects proposed first contract 2020-08-07 [Akron Beacon-Journal]

Black workers hit hard by COVID-19 economy 2020-08-04 [Dayton Daily News]

White Collar Workers Put On Assembly Line As COVID-19 Shrinks Worker Population 2020-08-02 [IL NPR]

After 100 union layoffs, University of Akron faculty union faces Aug. 3 contract negotiation deadline 2020-07-29 [WCPN]

Ohio Education Association calls for 100 percent remote learning in all counties where pandemic is at level three or four 2020-07-29 [The Plain Dealer]

Black Workers at Ohio Ford Plant Denounce Racist Taunts 2020-07-08 [Labor Notes]

Dole plant will not shut down after 230 workers test positive for COVID-19 2020-06-21 [KIRO]

Service + Solidarity Spotlight: Ohio University Workers Rally to Save Jobs 2020-06-17 [AFL-CIO]

Cleveland Nursing Home Workers to Hold Personal Protective Equipment Patrols to Speak Out for Worker Safety & Quality Care 2020-06-11 [SEIU]

Cleveland Library approves 3-year deal with safety workers union 2020-05-23 [cleveland.com]

Skylift employees look to unionize 2020-05-19 [Chronicle]

Government Invites Employers to Secretly Report “Work Refusal” Due to Coronavirus 2020-05-07 [The Intercept]

Ohio University Faculty, Union Workers Find Ways To Push Back Against Administration 2020-05-06 [WOUB]

Ohio University Begins Layoffs With 140 Union Workers, Furloughs Likely 2020-05-03 [WOUB]

Ohio State University Nurses Organization-AFT files complaint with OSHA over coronavirus working conditions 2020-04-30 [The Plain Dealer]

Cuyahoga County Jail officers’ union seeks hazard pay, more PPE due to coronavirus outbreak 2020-04-25 [The Plain Dealer]

Head of Ohio prison workers union in hospital with COVID 2020-04-18 [WCPN]

Ohio teacher unions urge keeping schools closed through the end of the year due to COVID 2020-04-18 [The Plain Dealer]

SEIU nursing home staff in Cleveland protest lack of protective gear in face of COVID 2020-04-11 [WCPN]

Cleveland Plain Dealer takes aim at union by moving print reporters to suburbs 2020-04-10 [NY Post]

Shari Obrenski takes over at Cleveland Teachers Union as David Quolke retiresq 2020-03-17 [Crain's Cleveland Business]

Mikesell’s brings scabs in during strike 2020-03-05 [Dayton Daily News]

Laborers Local 860 protest conditions at Cuyahoga County Juvenile Detention center with two giant rats 2020-03-02 [WKYC]

Oberlin College alum suspends Social Justice Internship Fund over school’s “union busting” 2020-03-01 [Legal Insturrection]

Ohio’s unemployment compensation fund dangerously low 2020-03-01 [Columbus Dispatch]

Cooper Tire and union reach tentative agreement 2020-02-23 [WTOL]

Oberlin College “Considering” Outsourcing Dining, Custodial Services 2020-02-23 [Oberlin Review]

Hundreds of Oberlin students, community members protest potential union staff layoffs 2020-02-21 [Cleveland]

Oberlin College to lay off more than 100 in custodial, dining services 2020-02-19 [The Chronicle]

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders voices support for Cleveland Public Library workers amid threat of strike 2020-01-24 [WKYC]

Cleveland Public Library, SEIU reach deal averting strike 2020-01-24 [The Plain Dealer]

Union Against Public Funding for Company Hiring Nonunion Custodians 2020-01-23 [CMM]

Eleven-year fight to restore full pensions by Delphi salaried retirees continues 2020-01-22 [WFMJ]

News & Views 1/22/2020 Janitors’ Union Speaks Out Against Sherwin-Williams 2020-01-22 [Clean Link]

Campaign launched to raise Ohio minimum wage to $13 an hour 2020-01-22 [Dayton Daily News]

Janitors’ union says Sherwin-Williams shouldn’t get public funding for new HQ, worries about lost jobs 2020-01-20 [The Plain Dealer]

What we know so far about GM's new Lordstown venture 2020-01-20 [Mahoning Matters]

Cleveland Public Library criticized for using social media accounts to propagandize about its labor dispute 2020-01-16 [The Plain Dealer]

Cleveland EMS workers suffer trauma, too — so why won’t city help its helpers? 2020-01-12 [Cleveland]

Cleveland Public Library workers, two weeks without a contract, vote to strike 2020-01-09 [WCPN]

Union Library Workers Call on Executives to Meet 'as Soon as Possible, as Long as Necessary' to Prevent Strike 2020-01-09 [Cleveland Scene]

Cleveland Pub Libeary Union Workers Vote To Authorize A Strike 2020-01-09 [IdeaStream]

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]

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]