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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]

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]

This month in labour history

This month in labour history

1-08-1917 Frank H. Little, anti-war activist & IWW organiser is lynched in Butte, Montana. He was on IWW's Exec Board when he was killed. [more]

1-08-1942 American Federation of Musicians strikes against recording companies over royalty payments, most settling within a year. [more]

3-08-1821 Uriah Smith Stephens born. A tailor, he led 9 garment workers in founding the Knights of Labor in 1869. [more]

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]

5-08-1981 President Reagan sacks 11000 federal air traffic controllers for striking and refusing his order to return to work. [more]

7-08-1894 Eugene Debs & three union leaders arrested following the Pullman strike. [more]

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

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

8-08-1881 United Brotherhood of Carpenters & Joiners of America forms & becomes one of the largest trade unions in the US. [more]

9-08-1890 Knights of Labor strike on the New York Central railroad; ends in defeat due to scab labour. [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]

11-08-1828 Workingmen’s Party, first US labour party, forms in Philadelphia. [more]

11-08-1894 Troops force 1200 jobless workers out of Washington, DC, including Jack London & Big Bill Haywood. [more]

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

18-08-1927 Radio station WEVD - named for IWW labour leader Eugene V Debs – goes on the air in New York City. [more]

19-08-1909 IWW issues first edition of the “Little Red Song Book”. [more]

21-08-1831 Nat Turner's slave rebellion begins, Southampton County, Virginia, 56 slaves executed, 120 killed. [more]

23-08-1970 Led by César Chávez, the Salad Bowl strike, largest farm worker strike in US history, begins. [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]

26-08-1935 United Auto Workers union founded. [more]

28-08-1987 John Sayles's film “Matewan” about attempts to organise a union by coal miners is released. [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]

31-08-1939 Mexican-American women workers walkout at California Sanitary Canning Company, winning a union contract and wage increase. [more]

31-08-1933 Italian-American labour organizer Giovanni Pippan murdered during organizing campaign of bread wagon drivers in Chicago. [more]

31-08-1999 Detroit teachers start 9-day wildcat strike, winning "books, supplies, smaller class sizes" & 4% raise. [more]