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Downtown Cleveland's W. 6th Street Starbucks may become Ohio's first unionized store after workers filed a petition for a union representation election early Monday morning.

A recap of last week's labor union news. Week of December 19-25. 

Local 38 Volunteers Hang Downtown Cleveland Holiday Lights: IBEW Local 38 members, their children and members of the Downtown Cleveland Alliance set up holiday lights around Public Square on Nov. 6. [Read More]

The U.S. tech sector is the next frontier for labor organizing, and its workers are starting to understand the collective power unions have, President of the AFL-CIO Liz Shuler said on Friday at the Reuters Next Conference.

Cleveland - Mayor-Elect Justin Bibb visited the house of labor on Wednesday, joined by nearly 50 labor leaders from 25 different unions and affiliated organizations. Bibb talked about his upbringing in a union household and discussed the significant challenges ahead of him. He extended an open door policy to union leaders and spoke in support of providing city employees with the resources they need to do their job, and a need to raise their pay. 

Kellogg's has announced plans to permanently replace 1,400 striking BCTGM members with scabs. We recommend an indefinite boycott of their products.

When Liz Shuler rides on an airplane, she often has an experience that will be familiar to most travelers: Her seat mate asks, "What do you do?"

Five years ago, after saying she worked for a labor union, Shuler said, most people would put their noses back in their books. Today, she's met with reactions like "awesome" and "amazing." 

President Biden and bipartisan majorities in Congress have passed pro-worker legislation to repair our roads, bridges, and more. Here are a few ways the law will help Ohio.

Our union brothers and sisters are on strike across the United States. As we head into the holiday season, they need our financial support. Consider giving to one of these many strike funds.

American Federation of Musicians (AFM) Local 23 (San Antonio, TX)

NYT: How did you get your start in the labor movement?

Liz Shuler: I came up through the IBEW [International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers]. My father was a union member and worked for PGE [an Oregon utility]. Clerical workers were not in a union, and my mother and I were organizing them. PGE was a study in the difference a union can make: Power linemen were respected and made good wages, and nonunion clerical workers were not listened to and didn’t have a voice.