Labor and community activists throughout Ohio jubilantly celebrated the massive defeat of Issue 2 and repeal of the draconian union-busting SB 5.
Occupy Columbus marched from their permanent site on the west lawn of the Ohio Statehouse to the Columbus Police Department to hold a dance party.
The civil rights movement and the labor movement have joined forces in a statewide campaign to get African-American voters to the polls Nov. 8, to restore union bargaining rights in Ohio by voting "No on Issue 2."
Hundreds of Social Security workers, members of the American Federation of Government Employees, and their supporters staged rallies in Ohio and across the nation Oct. 27 to protest huge proposed cuts to Social Security.
The granny in "Grannygate" is Marlene Quinn, a 78-year-old Cincinnati woman whose grandson and great granddaughter were saved by firefighters in a house fire a year ago.
In the aftermath of this past week's tragic killing of 49 exotic animals, including 18 rare Bengal Tigers, in Zanesville, Ohio Gov. John Kasich is scrambling to put a positive spin on the calamity.
Mike Huckabee, former Republican governor of Arkansas and currently a Fox News host, has brought his party's voter suppression efforts completely out of the closet.
The Cleveland AFL-CIO gave the Occupy Wall Street movement a warm welcome of solidarity.
A few hundred union members and community residents gathered at Youngstown State University in a kickoff rally to gather support for the statewide campaign to defeat Issue Number 2 on the Ohio ballot.
The labor-backed group, Fair Elections Ohio, has submitted almost 320,000 signatures to place the reversal of the state's new voter suppression law on the ballot. This puts the law's provisions on hold for the 2011 and 2012 election cycles.