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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]

Local UAW Leader Responds to Trump Tweet: I'm Trying to Stay Out of the Feud 2019-03-21 [FOX]

Trump lashes out at GM and UAW official, calling for ‘fast’ action to reopen Ohio plant 2019-03-19 [CNBC]

Black workers describe *living hell* at UPS center in Ohio 2019-03-17 [Channel 3000]

Lawsuit: Black UPS workers targeted with racist taunts and harassment 2019-03-16 [Fast Company]

 VIDEO Black workers in Ohio accuse UPS of allowing hate at work 2019-03-14 [CNN]

UPS sued by 19 workers claiming the company did not stop racial harassment 2019-03-14 [The Hill]

Lorain unions join teachers for rally against House Bill 70 (VIDEO) 2019-03-03 [Chronicle]

Teacher strike at Summit Academy in Parma ends with ratification of first union contract 2019-03-03 [ABC]

Teachers win recognition after nine-day strike at Summit Academy Parma 2019-03-02 [The Plain Dealer]

Teachers at Summit Academy in Painesville unionize with AFT, becoming second Summit charter school local 2019-02-27 [Cleveland Scene]

UAW sues GM to keep Lordstown and two other plants open 2019-02-27 [Vindicator]

Striking Summit Academy charter school teachers say talks are going backward 2019-02-26 [WEWS-Cleveland 5]

Local Union Leaders Pledge to Back News Guild, May Boycott Plain Dealer, Cleveland.com to Support Journalism Jobs 2019-02-22 [Cleveland Scene]

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]