Weekly Roundup

A recap of last week’s labor union news. Week of 1/9-1/15




Ohio Supreme Court rejects GOP-drawn congressional map: The Ohio Supreme Court rejected a new map of state congressional districts Friday as gerrymandered, sending the blueprint back for another try. [Read More]

Federation endorses Guardians for Fair Work Campaign: The North Shore AFL-CIO Federation of Labor has endorsed the Guardians for Fair Work Campaign which calls upon lawmakers to ensure quality jobs across Cleveland that pay workers fairly and treat workers with dignity, particularly when using public funds to support private business operations. [Read More]

A new era for the American worker: More than any other time in recent memory, the present moment offers many Americans a chance to make work better. [Read More]

Redistricting: Ohio Supreme Court strikes down House and Senate maps: The Ohio Supreme Court struck down GOP-drawn state House and Senate district maps as unconstitutional gerrymandering in a 4-3 decision Wednesday, sending the maps back to the drawing board. [Read More]

Cleveland Starbucks location could be chain’s first union store in Ohio: Hourly workers at Cleveland’s Starbucks at 1374 W. 6th St. filed a petition Monday with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) for a union representation election. [Read More] 


Tell the U.S. Senate to ‘Sideline the Filibuster’: American democracy is under threat today. To save it, we need democracy in the U.S. Senate. That means passing the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act. We need you to call Senator Portman and tell him to sideline the filibuster. [Make a Call]

Send a thank you to Congresswoman Brown: The Federation is sending thank you cards to Congresswoman Brown in recognition of her support of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Contact [email protected] to make a request for postcards. Postage is paid.

Tell the Menlo Park Academy Board of Directors: Stop using taxpayer funds for union-busting: AFT/OFT is attempting to organize a union at Menlo Park Academy. 96% of the eligible staff signed union cards, but management refuses to recognize their union and is using public money to thwart the organizing effort. [Sign the Petition]

Verify your voter registration: Ohio’s voter purge laws kick tens of thousands of voters off the rolls each year. In 2019, nearly one in five purged voters were removed in error. Verify your registration ahead of the May 3 Primary Election. [Verify]


Union Night with The Dropkick Murphys: Don’t miss your opportunity to see union-friendly band The Dropkick Murphys at Masonic Cleveland on February 24th. Reserve your tickets now, pay later. Tickets ordered through the North Shore AFL-CIO include access to a preshow party. More details to come! [Request Ticket Hold]