The election report to delegates at the Central Labor Council (CLC), in this union-dense Ohio home of the state's largest steel and auto manufacturing facilities, was one of a different type this November.
BROOKLYN, Ohio - When Republicans in the Ohio legislature passed Senate Bill 5, designed to wipe out public workers' pensions, in 2011, it was personal for young Marc Bukszar.
Hundreds of teachers and supporters - joined by teachers from other parts of the state - demonstrated in front of the board of education building.
The Pipefitter's Hall was packed, over 500 folks filing in for what was the eighth in a series of Union Sportsmen's Alliance public events.
Members of USW Local 8565 are picketing Rotek, Inc. protesting the company's unilateral implementation of a contract slashing wages 20-30 percent as well as deep cuts in benefits.
Referendum petitions continue to circulate in Ohio in an effort to put a so-called right-to-work initiative on the state ballot.
Two hundred thirty members of USW Local 624 have been on strike since May at the Husky Energy refinery, mainly over family issues.
With the Obama administration moving ahead with negotiations with Pacific Rim nations, Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Teamsters President James Hoffa teamed up.
Today in labor history: On May 23, 1934 workers in Toledo Ohio, overcame police and company strike breaking efforts.