labor unions

Adora Namigadde

Central Ohio may be investing heavily in driverless trucks, buses and cars, but the Columbus bus drivers’ union says autonomous buses shouldn't run without staff onboard.

Columbus Board of Education

After voting "no confidence" in Columbus’ school board in September, the city's teachers union will continue working with that exact same board after every incumbent was re-elected in Tuesday’s election. 

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Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther’s administration is testing a new arrangement with a construction union to use more local workers to build a new fire station.

Esther Honig

Three hundred security guards in Columbus have joined a local union in the first contract of its kind in Ohio.

Ask AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka about the climate for unions on this Labor Day weekend, and he starts with something positive: a new Gallup poll showing public support for unions at its highest point since 2003.

"There's much more excitement about unions," Trumka says during an interview in his Washington, D.C., office just across Lafayette Square Park and with a view of the White House. He adds that, "over 61 percent of the people in the country support unions."

Joe Plott, left, and Bob Harper of United Steelworkers 1123 stand in the union's office in Canton.
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The Golden Lodge in Canton has long served as a headquarters for the workers at Timken Steel. A TV on the wall is tuned to MSNBC. The topic: President Donald Trump.

Bob Harper, the president of United Steelworkers Local 1123, said many of his members supported Bernie Sanders, but some voted for Trump.

Ohio Union Membership Grew Slightly In 2016

Jan 30, 2017
Labor Union Hall
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More Ohio workers opted to join unions last year – bucking a national trend that showed membership falling.

According to a report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, union membership in Ohio rose to 12.4 percent last year: about 617,000 workers.

This year’s U.S. Senate race has brought the Republican incumbent an endorsement some see as unusual – the backing of the Teamsters Union. But the Democrat in the race says there’s a story behind the endorsement.

US map of states with right to work laws
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A state legislative panel in Ohio plans to hear testimony on a proposal that would bar private employers from requiring workers to join or pay dues to a labor organization.