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 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 has been a staff writer for People’s World covering political, labor and social justice issues for more than 25 years. She traveled throughout the U.S. and abroad, including India, Cuba, Angola, Italy, and to Paris to cover the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference. An award-winning journalist, Albano has been honored for her writing by International Labor Communications Association, National Federation of Press Women and Illinois Woman Press Association.