In a video interview, Communications Workers of America local 4300 Vice President Ronald Gay Jr., talks about the labor-community coalition, Stand Up for Ohio, and its efforts to repeal union-busting SB 5 and build a movement for good jobs and strong communities. Gay extends an invitation to all for the Sat., Aug. 20 Stand Up for Ohio festival in Columbus at the state fairgrounds.

On the festival’s website, Bring Awesome Back, it says:

“Ohio has given the world nothing less than football, aviation, Superman and Rock ‘N Roll! We are an awesome state and although we’ve fallen on some hard times we’re not going to sit down and wait for others to act! On Saturday, August 20th we will hold a one day, FREE music festival to bring Awesome back to Ohio. There will be informative speakers throughout the day touching on a range of issues important to our jobs and communities. Together we can rebuild the American Dream of Good Jobs and Strong Communities.”

Check out the full line-up of music and performers at


Teresa Albano
Teresa Albano

Teresa Albano is a staff writer for People's World and an award-winning journalist. Born and raised in Chicago, Albano is a member of the Chicago News Guild-Communications Workers of America and has been covering political, labor and social justice issues for more than 25 years. Albano was the first woman editor-in-chief of People's World, 2003-2010, leading the transition from weekly print to daily online publishing and establishing PW's social media presence.

Albano lived in New York City for 13 years and has traveled throughout the United States and abroad, including to India, Cuba, Angola, Italy and to Paris for the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference. She received awards from International Labor Communications Association, National Federation of Press Women and Illinois Woman Press Association, including its prestigious Silver Feather Award. Albano attends Northeastern Illinois University and recently received NEIU's Future Alumni Leader award. She will graduate in December 2016. 

Combining her passion for swimming and for social justice, she founded the blog, Swimming Social, during the 2016 Rio Games.