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LORAIN, Ohio (WKBN) – Local leaders gathered in Lorain Monday in support of a

PEPPER PIKE, Ohio — More than 50 years after the Occupational Safety and Health Act began setting and enforcing workplace safety standards, labor organizations in Northeast Ohio and around the coun

(Labor411.org) - If you find yourself at home this Labor Day weekend, we’ve got a great lineup of labor films to check out. Many are not just great films about workers, but great films on their own, with terrific acting, directing, and more. And with movies so easy to watch nowadays with on-demand, these films are just a few clicks away.

9to5: The Story of a Movement (2021) - a documentary about female office workers in '70s Boston inspiring a movement for better pay and opportunities and an end to sexual harassment. 

AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler discussed the economy and jobs with the Christian Science Monitor. She also reflected on becoming the first woman to lead the union. The organization’s previous president, Richard Trumka, passed away in August 2021. Other topics discussed included workers' rights legislation and the upcoming midterm elections. 

Watch the segment on C-SPAN.

CTU Local 279 President Shari Obrenski delivered testimony at the first Ohio Redistricting Commission Hearing at Cleveland State on Monday, August 23rd. Check out here entire testimony here!

The executive council of the AFL-CIO held a special meeting last week to name their next leader, following the death of the labor federation’s longtime president, Richard Trumka. For the first time in the organization’s history, they chose a woman. Liz Shuler, 51, had served as the federation’s second-in-command under Trumka since they were elected together in 2009. Despite the sad and unusual circumstances of the succession ― Trumka died on Aug.

The House of Representatives on Tuesday voted to proceed with President Biden’s $3.5 trillion budget resolution, along with the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. The Build Back Better agenda contains many of the labor movement’s priorities, including growing Medicare, expanding sick leave and child care, increasing investments in education and combating climate change. The John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act will expand voting rights across the country.

The first woman to lead the biggest U.S. labor federation wants even more women as decision-makers in a labor movement that is becoming less male and less white.

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Liz Shuler, the newly elected president of the AFL-CIO, about her goals for the organization and the future of the labor movement.

Listen to the segment on NPR.