Thousands of volunteers are fanning out across Ohio circulating petitions to repeal Senate Bill 5, a measure stripping collective bargaining rights from over 350,000 public employees.
Labor leaders, while endorsing the president's budget deficit speech, say job creation will need to be addressed if the long-term fiscal health of the nation is to be restored.
More than 3,000 people came out to protest right-wing Gov. Scott Walker and his illegal, anti-labor actions.
A judge here ruled March 29 that a restraining order is still in force for a law that kills collective bargaining rights for public workers.
The situation is very fluid, shifting daily, but Ohio House Republicans have the votes to pass the vicious anti-worker Senate Bill 5.
Referring to the state legislature's Republican leadership, Mike Louis, from International Association Machinists District 9, said, "These people are not our friends."
Members of union locals all over the country are laying plans now to make April 4th a day to remember at the nation's workplaces.
Huddling under a sea of umbrellas on a cold, rainy day, hundreds of union workers and their supporters rallied while chanting "Union Yes" and singing "Which side are you on."
Thousands of Texans converged and converged again for some of the biggest labor actions in decades.
Labor is planning a mass mobilization nationwide on April 4 to support workers' rights, specifically the right to collectively bargain.