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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]

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]

This month in labour history

1-01-1966 At 8.02am a transport strike begins across New York City. Strikers will win a 15% pay rise, and other benefits, after 12 days. [more]

2-01-1920 Thousands of US labor activists are arrested in the 'Palmer Raids' during the first Red Scare. [more]

3-01-1917 Trial of labour organizer Tom Mooney begins in San Francisco for Preparedness Day bombing. He was framed & serves 22 years. [more]

4-01-1966 Transport Workers Union of America leader Mike Quill arrested for violating an anti-strike court injunction in 4-day old 35000-member strike. [more]

4-01-1965 Start of victorious 28-day strike by 8000 New York City social workers over better conditions for welfare recipients. [more]

7-01-1920 Five elected members of the New York state assembly belonging to the Socialist Party are refused their seats. [more]

11-01-1912 The 'Bread and Roses' strike began in Lynn Massachusetts. The strike was begun and led by mainly immigrant women. [more]

11-01-1937 Police beat and arrest UAW members during the great sit-down strike in Flint, Michigan [more]

13-01-1874 Mounted police from the NYPD violently attack a demonstration of unemployed workers in Tompkins Square Park. [more]

15-01-1929 Birth of civil rights activist and labor movement supporter Martin Luther King, Jr [more]

17-01-1915 The song 'Solidarity Forever' by Ralph Chaplin is first sung, on a hunger march through Chicago organised by Lucy Parsons. [more]

22-01-1969 Black workers at the Eldon Chrysler plant in Detroit march on the autoworkers' union with a list of grievances. The workers had formed ELRUM - the Eldon Revolutionary Union Movement - and they called a strike the next day. [more]

23-01-1913 Joe Hill's song 'Mr. Block', extolling the virtues of industrial unionism, is first published in the IWW's newpaper. [more]

27-01-1850 Samuel Gompers, founder of the American Federation of Labor, is born. [more]

29-01-1834 Federal troops are used to break a strike for the first time in America, on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal [more]

31-01-1938 12,000 pecan shellers, most of them Hispanic women, strike for higher wages and civil rights in San Antonio, Texas. [more]