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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]

Lorain teachers union suing after school district says its lawsuit against its own treasurer forbids it to pay them 2019-08-28 [WCPN]

Daleo Freeman leads the local Cleveland area Postal Workers Union and holds statewide labor offices 2019-08-28 [The Plain Dealer]

Right to work group sues Ohio, claiming 30 day window is not long enough to make up one's mind about joining a union 2019-08-28 [The Plain Dealer]

Columbus City Schools teachers union approves contract with annual 3% raises 2019-08-26 [Columbus Dispatch]

‘Great’ 1919 strike forged long-term gains for labor 2019-08-25 [The Vindicator]

A campus torn: University of Akron faculty voices leadership concerns 2019-08-11 [Crain's Cleveland Business]

“Bloody Harlan” Revisited: Blackjewel Miners Draw On Labor History While Facing Uncertain Future 2019-08-10 [Resource]

University of Akron faculty union shares concerns about administrative leaders, UA policies 2019-08-03 [Crain's Cleveland Business]

Judge halts Children Services strike for 60 days, orders public negotiations 2019-07-23 [Dayton Daily News]

2 workers die after being trapped in grain silo 2019-07-21 [ABC]

Montgomery County Children’s Services union workers go on strike 2019-07-19 [WDTN]

Nurses union at U of Cincinnati Medical Center wants federal review of Facebook live post 2019-07-09 [Becker's Hosp Rev]

Union goes to the feds over UC Health's firing, discipline of nurses 2019-07-02 [Cincinnati]

Voting under way on new agreement between UAW, Mercy Health in Toledo 2019-07-02 [Blade]

KSU Approves Contract, Faculty Gets Salary Increases 2019-06-27 [WCPN]

Shuttering of the GM works in Lordstown will also bury a lost chapter in the fight for workers control 2019-06-24 [TNR]

Union president: State found serious safety concerns after city worker's death 2019-06-24 [Cincinnati]

AFL-CIO President Headlines Youngstown Roundtable 2019-06-12 [Biz Jrnl Daily]

Heat and Frost Insulators local president jailed for embezzling from training fund 2019-06-06 [WOIO]

Workers’ Comp budget may exclude immigrants making injury claims 2019-06-06 [Columbus Dispatch]

Ohio Hospital Attempts to Divide Striking Unionized Workers 2019-06-01 [TruthOut]

Fact-finder recommends 2.3 percent raise at Kent State University, faculty union to vote 2019-05-22 [WCPN]

There’s No Boom in Youngstown, but Blue-Collar Workers Are Sticking With Trump 2019-05-20 [NYTimes]

Mercy Health strike day 11: why some union workers are standing their ground 2019-05-17 [NBC]

Toledo: Sherrod Brown to join striking workers in the Mercy Health picket line 2019-05-10 [WTOL 11 CBS]

SEIU in Cleveland wins master contract for downtown buildings hiking wages 23 percent to $15 an hour 2019-04-29 [Cleveland Scene]

Cuyahoga County agrees not to fire union nurses at jail after picket threat at Democratic dinner 2019-04-25 [The Plain Dealer]

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders stops in Lordstown, talks with union workers 2019-04-15 [WFMJ]

Bernie Sanders challenges President Trump to end GM’s federal contracts during Lordstown appearance 2019-04-15 [Ohio]

Ohioans seeking change after recent string of layoffs 2019-04-14 [FOX]

Pilots who fly DHL, Amazon flights, protest near CVG for pay raise 2019-04-12 [Cincinnati]

Union for pilots who fly for DHL, Amazon, plans protest near CVG Thursday 2019-04-12 [Cincinnati]

Cuyahoga County busts jail nurses union, awards contract for troubled prison to nonunion Metrohealth 2019-04-10 [WEWS-TV]

Cleveland teachers union wins half percent pay hike, one-year extension, and reduced focus on tests 2019-04-10 [The Plain Dealer]

GM seeks dismissal of union lawsuit on closures 2019-04-02 [Detroit News]

SEIU Local 1 Janitors Unanimously Ratify New Contract at Tri-C, Paving Way for $15 Wage 2019-04-02 [Cleveland Scene]

The Plain Dealer lays off a third of its unionized newsroom 2019-04-02 [The Plain Dealer]

Backer of right-to-work-for-less in Ohio says he'll stop pushing a bill 2019-04-01 [WCPN]

GM Squeezed $118 Million From Its Ohio Workers, Then Shut The Plant 2019-03-31 [Bloomberg]

President Trump says Ohio workers 'better love me,' renews McCain feud 2019-03-21 [WKYC]

Factory workers at GM see layoffs, not benefits, after tax cuts 2019-03-23 [NBC]

Donald Trump erroneously says Lordstown workers could have saved plant by lowering union dues 2019-03-21 [Cleveland]

This month in labour history

1-12-1946 130,000 Oakland, USA workers go on general strike. [more]

1-12-1955 Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat on a bus, sparking the Montgomery bus boycott. [more]

4-12-1970 Cesar Chavez sentenced to 20 days in jail for not calling off United Farm Workers boycott of lettuce grower Bud Antle Inc. [more]

5-12-1955 The two main union federations in the USA merge to form the AFL-CIO, electing George Meany as president, [more]

6-12-1907 The worst mining disaster in American history occurs when an explosion in a Monongah mine in West Virginia kills 361 miners. [more]

7-12-1896 In Chicago, 11 activists found the National Union of Steam Engineers of America; the forerunner of International Union of Operating Engineers. [more]

8-12-1916 Bernice Fisher born. US civil rights activist, union organizer, original founder of Congress of Racial Equality. [more]

8-12-2001 230 jailed teachers in Middletown Township, NJ, ordered freed after agreement to end 9day strike & enter mediation. [more]

8-12-1886 The American Federation of Labor (AFL) is founded by 26 craft unions. Samuel Gompers is elected president. [more]

13-12-1924 Samuel Gompers, founder of the American Federation of Labor, dies. [more]

14-12-1995 Boeing machinists in the US win a pay rise and an imporved health plan after a 69 day strike. [more]

14-12-1852 American Socialist Daniel De Leon born. Trade union organiser, journalist and Marxist theoretician who died in 1914. [more]

19-12-1907 A group of 239 coal miners die during a mine explosion in Jacobs Creek, Pennsylvania. [more]

19-12-1983 Greyhound bus strike ends when members of Amalgamated Transit Union ratify a contract that slashes wages & benefits by 15% [more]

21-12-1919 Emma Goldman is deported to Russia as part of a post-war crackdown on union and left-wing activists. [more]

21-12-1916 Emma Tenayuca, Mexican-American labour leader, is born. [more]

23-12-1908 AFL officers are found in contempt of court for urging a labor boycott of Buck's Stove and Range Co. in St Louis. [more]

24-12-1913 Seventy three striking miners and their families die in a stampede at the Italian Hall in Calumet, Michigan, after an unknown man enters shouting 'Fire!' [more]

24-12-1913 The Italian Hall Disaster in Calumet, Michigan, results in the death of 73 Christmas party goers held by striking miners. [more]

25-12-1904 Philip Vera Cruz, labour leader & activist in Asian American civil rights movement, is born. Co-founder of United Farm Workers' Union. [more]

25-12-1910 Bomb destroys part of the Llewellyn Ironworks in Los Angeles where a bitter strike is ongoing. [more]

26-12-1877 First national convention of the Socialist Labor Party, the first Marxist party founded in the USA. [more]

27-12-1943 President Roosevelt seizes railroads to avoid a national strike. [more]

29-12-2006 More than 15,000 United Steel Workers members at 16 Goodyear Tire & Rubber plants end an 86-day strike, ratify three-year contract. [more]

30-12-1936 The United Auto Workers union stages its first sit-down strike. [more]

30-12-1936 The most famous of the Depression-era "sit down" strikes in the US begins at GM's Fisher Body plant in Flint, Michigan. [more]

30-12-1899 In the back room of Behrens’ cigar shop in Sedalia, Missiouri, US, 33 railroad clerks form Local Lodge Number 1 of the Order of the Railroad Clerks of America. [more]

31-12-1969 Murder of Joseph Yablonski, United Mine Workers labor leader, by killers hired by a union political opponent. [more]

31-12-1969 Rank-and-file UMWA activist Jock Yablonski is murdered along with his family by hitmen acting on the orders of union president. [more]