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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]

Cleveland Public Library workers consider strike authorization vote 2020-01-08 [Cleveland]

City, firefighters union bicker over civil suit 2020-01-07 [Vindicator]

Cleveland EMS union to conduct sit-in at council meeting to protest inaction on arbitrator-awarded mental health care 2020-01-06 [WEWS-TV]

Cleveland EMS union plans protest over wages, mental health support 2020-01-04 [EMS1]

Cleveland Public Library's Union Workers Preparing For Possible Strike 2020-01-04 [WKSU]

Cleveland Public Library's Union Workers Preparing For Possible Strike 2020-01-03 [WCPN]

Nearly 400 Cleveland library workers are now without a contract 2020-01-02 [WEWS-TV]

Positive move: GM battery plant will hire 1,100 workers in Ohio 2019-12-15 [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

City of Cleveland loses fight to withhold PTSD treatment from EMS workers 2019-12-14 [WOIO-TV]

Lordstown Motors CEO says workforce will be union 2019-11-10 [Detroit Free Press]

Lordstown General Motors Workers Mull a Deal: 'We Showed America Unions Aren't Irrelevant' 2019-10-22 [Newsweek]

Judge rules in favor of Cleveland’s fire union in complaint against city regarding examinations, promotions 2019-09-29 [The Plain Dealer]

Tecnocap Lockout Upheld by Labor Group 2019-09-18 [Intelligencer]

Striking UAW workers picket outside GM’s Parma plant; fighting for ‘the middle class as a whole’ 2019-09-17 [Cleveland]

Children Services strike: Union, county ordered for new talks 2019-09-11 [WHIO-TV]

Benefits of Economic Expansion Elude Ohio Workers 2019-09-04 [Clevescene]

Blue-collar origins: Toledo is a city built on the back of labor 2019-09-02 [Toledo Blade]

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]

13-05-1980 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]

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

29-05-1946 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]

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

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

30-05-1937 Ten workers are shot dead by Chicago police during a strike at the Republic Steel Mill. [more]

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