Labor Council

Worker's Memorial Day Special Edition

Saturday, April 30, 2022
This Week With AFL-CIO President, Liz Shuler
Working women are at the core of our movement. In every industry, every sector, every part of the country, unions are empowering women to collectively stand up and speak out for dignity and respect on the job.

Expanding affordable, equitable child care is a goal that our movement is passionately striving for. We know that on-site child care is the key to getting more working parents into good union jobs; together, we are going to make it a reality at all of our workplaces.

Working women are refusing to settle. Through organizing, at the bargaining table and on the streets, women are taking on leadership roles in the labor movement like never before, and all of us are propelling that momentum forward.

Fifty-one years ago on Thursday 4/28, the Occupational Safety and Health Act went into effect. Great strides have been made to protect workers on the job, but we have so much work ahead of us.

In 2020, we lost 340 working people every day because of hazardous working conditions, and millions more were injured and sick. One death on the job is too many, and yet more than 4,700 workers died from injuries at work in 2020. People who were simply working to provide for themselves and their families, to build a better life and create stronger communities.

In the timeless words of labor leader Mother Jones, today let us come together to mourn the workers we’ve lost and recommit ourselves to always fight like hell for the living.
This is an incredible moment, with David and Goliath battles happening throughout the country—people are fed up and fired up. Working people, especially young workers and workers of color, understand collective action can address our issues at the workplace.

Working people are the heart and soul of the labor movement. Now, we have to capture the momentum and use it in every corner of the country.

Workers are ready to organize, but many of us don’t know how to get started. That’s where the labor movement comes in and that’s why we’re here.
Tuesday afternoon, I joined workers as we released the AFL-CIO’s annual Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect, which shows that every day 340 people die because of hazardous working conditions. This report finds that more than 4,700 workers were killed on the job last year from injuries alone and an estimated 120,000 died from work-related illnesses.

We are recommitting to our fight for safe workplaces for every worker. We will keep going until we know no one has to risk their life for a paycheck—and until we have the laws we need to allow every worker to organize for improved working conditions without fear of retaliation from their employer.
Last Saturday, I helped lead a rally in front of the White House to demand climate action that puts good union jobs first. It was great to see so many union members, especially young members, taking to the streets in the fight for climate justice.

Labor issues and climate issues are two sides of the same coin. Workers are on the front lines in every community around the country, and that’s why I believe the solution to the climate crisis runs right through the labor movement.

We have to get ahead of this crisis by creating the next generation of solutions and clean energy. The bipartisan infrastructure law is a good start, but we have to keep going. Let’s demand Congress pass the Building a Better America agenda and make historic investments in a clean energy future that’s made in America.
WATCH: Cincinnati AFL-CIO Labor Council
2022 Worker's Memorial Presentation
Produced in collaboration with UAW Local 647, 863, and CAP Council. Special guests (in order of appearance): UAW Region 2B Director Wayne Blanchard | Host, Denise DalVera | Springboro High School Air Force Junior ROTC Color Guard | National Anthem and Lift Every Voice and Sing, Dr. Jillian Harrison-Jones Music Director, MUSE Cincinnati's Women’s Choir | UAW Local 863 Chaplaincy Chair, Russ McQueen | Mayor, Aftab Pureval | State Representatives, Catherine Ingram and Jessica Miranda | Ohio AFL-CIO President, Tim Burga | Cincinnati AFL-CIO President and Business Manager, Plumbers, Pipefitters and MES Local 392, Bill Froehle | Our keynote speakers were US Representative, Tim Ryan and US Senator, Sherrod Brown.
A Workers Memorial Day Message From
Ohio AFL-CIO President Tim Burga
April 28 is Workers’ Memorial Day, in which we honor those who have died in the line of work. This date was chosen by the AFL-CIO because on this day in 1971 the Occupational Safety and Health Administration opened its doors.
The Occupational Safety and Health Act was won because of the tireless efforts of the labor movement and allies, who drew major attention to work-related deaths, disease and injuries, and demanded action from their government.
Since 1970, unions and our allies have fought hard to make that promise a reality – winning protections that have made jobs safer and saved lives. But there is much more to be done before the promise to keep all workers safe on the job, during a pandemic and beyond, can be fulfilled. Worker safety and worker voice go hand in hand. And as we grow our movement, we must use those voices to advocate for a strong workplace safety agenda.
This Workers’ Memorial Day let us honor the toil, commitment, and dedication of our workforce by passing policies that protect, recognize and reward those on the job. This Workers’ Memorial Day let us pay our respect to our fallen sisters and brothers and renew our call as trade unionists to mourn the dead and fight for the living. 
AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Redmond, Allegheny-Fayette Central Labor Council Honor Workers Memorial Day in Pittsburgh
Union members are gathering throughout the country to remember those workers we’ve lost on the job. At Market Square in the heart of Pittsburgh, members of the Allegheny-Fayette Central Labor Council gathered together in observance of Workers Memorial Day. AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer/Executive Vice President Fred Redmond was among the labor leaders who attended the special event. He delivered the keynote address, saying, “The best way we can honor those we’ve lost—and keep their memories alive—is by having the resolve and determination to make our workplaces safer for us, for our children and grandchildren.”
Congratulations to Local 392
Apprenticeship Class of 2022
Congratulations to the following members of Local 392 on an incredible accomplishment. 5 years of dedication and time spent away from loved ones that will allow them to provide a better life for them.


Congratulations to all of our Local 392 members on this incredible accomplishment.


Brandon Beneker, Sebastian Dawson, Corey Deck, Samuel Geyer, Andrew Knollman, Daniel Knox, Jacob Kroger, Benjamin Lindner, Jacob Mahan, Jonathan Naylor, Michael Peters, Benjamin Reed, William Telscher, Colin Walterman, Brandon Weber


Clifford Barker, Zachary Gripshover, Matthew Howell, Kevin Johnson, Daniel Knuf, Ethan Lambert, Cierra Lawson, Michael Nailor, Nicholas Rovito, Jacob Schlarman, Jonathon Schneider, Aaron Setters, Benjamin Shelton, Landon Shelton, Dustin Smith


Roger Babb, Zachery Bennett, Steven Berning, Timothy Briggs, Jeremiah Campbell, Nicholas Jacobs, Logan Kingsley, Vernon Lawrence, Carl Perez, Jaekob Pesnichak, Benjamin Robben, Scott Rooney, Jonathan Rothweiler, Samuel Schwachter, Payton Spencer, Josh Wendling, Matthew Wessel, James Wyrick
ACTION: Verizon Fired Me
for Organizing a Union
My name is Jesse Mason and Verizon Wireless just fired me for organizing a union. Send a letter to the CEO of Verizon demanding he reinstate me and stop the intimidation tactics.
My co-workers and I at the Seattle Northgate and Aurora Village stores are organizing a union with the Communications Workers of America (CWA). We’re right down the road from two Verizon Wireless stores that just won their union vote last week!
After management discovered that my co-workers and I were building support for our union, management fired me on bogus charges.
Companies like Verizon Wireless retaliate against workers like me to send a message. They want to scare workers, and keep us from realizing our power and winning our union. But we’re not falling for it and we’re not backing down. We have a right to organize.
There is a growing movement of retail workers—from Verizon Wireless to Starbucks to Apple—who are joining together to demand a voice on the job. We know that we are stronger together, and we’re inspired by each other’s fights. 
Verizon told us that we don’t need a union because we’re family, but I know that’s not true. As a former AT&T Mobility retail worker represented by CWA, I know the difference a union makes. The only way we can gain a real voice and real power at work is through a union.
Everyone deserves a union.
In Solidarity, 
Jesse Mason
Worker at Verizon Wireless
Howard University Hospital Health Care Workers Strike for Fair Wages, Safe Staffing
Members of the District of Columbia Nurses Association-NNU (DCNA-NNU) held a one-day strike earlier this month to demand a fair contract from their employer, Howard University Hospital. Despite months of bargaining for a successor agreement, management has so far refused to offer adequate pay and safe staffing levels that these health care workers and their patients deserve. Following the strike, the union remains optimistic that management will return to the bargaining table.
Really it comes down to respect and dignity for our workers, our long-term workers. Many of them, the vast majority who are women, the vast majority who are women of color. And we have tried to engage management time and again,” said Edward Smith (not pictured), executive director of DCNA-NNU.
Building Union Power: APWU Kicks Off Nationwide Organizing Drive
Members of the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) are coming together for a historic and ambitious organizing effort. Their goal is to add 5,000 new APWU members in post offices across the country. While corporate giants continue their efforts to privatize the U.S. Postal Service, the union has something else planned—growing worker power to keep America’s Postal Service in public hands. On Tuesday, APWU members gathered online for virtual organizing seminars. Their two-month organizing drive is set to begin on May 1.
Unions Slam Rail Carriers’ Recent Offer
Rail union members have worked tirelessly to bring our nation through the pandemic. However, for more than two years, they have been stuck at the bargaining table fighting for a fair contract with America’s largest rail carriers that are raking in record profits because of their hard work. The unions that make up the Coordinated Bargaining Coalition (CBC) unanimously rejected the carriers’ recent short-term offer of a $600 maximum payment per worker, calling it “somewhere between a loan and a pay day advance” because it’s contingent on the terms of the complete contract settlement. The unions said carriers are refusing to bargain in good faith and have asked for the National Mediation Board to offer arbitration.
Together, the CBC unions represent more than 105,000 railroad workers across the country, including members of the following AFL-CIO affiliates: the Train Dispatchers (ATDA); the Railroad Signalmen (BRS); the Machinists (IAM); the Boilermakers (IBB); the Electrical Workers (IBEW); the Brotherhood of Railway Carmen Division-TCU/IAM; the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers-Transportation Division (SMART-TD); the TCU/IAM; and the Transport Workers Union (TWU).
UMWA’s Digital Campaign Targets Warrior Met Coal Shareholders as Strikers Hold the Line
Warrior Met Coal held its annual shareholders meeting today as 900 members of the Mine Workers (UMWA) remain on strike for a fair contract. More than one year ago, these brave union members walked off the job in Alabama to demand a just agreement from their employer that recognizes their contributions to the coal company’s profits. The union estimates that Warrior Met Coal lost $1 billion in potential revenue last year because of its refusal to bargain a fair agreement with its members out on strike.
UMWA members and their supporters across the labor movement have taken to social media to ask a simple question: “How can a company care so little about its workers, the Alabama community and its shareholders all at the same time?”
UEC Ratifies New Contract Establishing First-Ever Safety Committee with Contractors
Members of the Elevator Constructors (IUEC) have reason to celebrate after union delegates voted to ratify a new nationwide contract that contains increased wages, strong benefits and a new labor-management safety committee. “Two things matter most to me—ensuring my brothers and sisters are taken care of from a pay and benefits standpoint and keeping them safe on the job,” IUEC General President Frank Christensen said, adding that his members’ jobs are innately dangerous. “The reality is this: For the elevator industry to be a safer one, a strong partnership must exist between labor and management.”
5,000 IAM Members at Lockheed Martin Ratify Contract with Historic Pay Increases
Some 5,000 members of Machinists (IAM) District 776 in Fort Worth, Texas, voted on Sunday to ratify a new contract with Lockheed Martin. The new collective bargaining agreement makes significant gains, including 16% wage increases over the life of the contract, retirement plan upgrades, a $4,000 ratification bonus and improvements in field pay. IAM members at the Fort Worth facility build the F-35, the world’s most advanced multirole fighter jet.
“We have once again proven why the IAM is the largest and strongest aerospace and defense labor union in the world,” said IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr. (pictured above, seated on the right), who began his IAM membership as an aircraft assembler at the Fort Worth facility. “Our members stood strong and demanded a strong contract every step of the way.”
Workers at Raven Software Win NLRB Case; Union Election to Start April 29
Workers on Activision Blizzard’s Raven Software quality assurance team emerged victorious in their National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) case last Friday, which rejected the video game giant’s absurd arguments for changing the bargaining unit. The workers who create world-famous video games like the Call of Duty series will proceed to vote on recognizing the Game Workers Alliance, part of the Communications Workers of America (CWA), as their union.
“We are pleased that after reviewing the evidence, the National Labor Relations Board rejected Raven Software management’s attempts to undermine our efforts to form a union,” members of the Game Workers Alliance-CWA said. “It’s now time for Raven management to stop trying to prevent us from exercising our rights. We are looking forward to voting for—and winning—our union.” Their groundbreaking union election is set to begin this Friday.
‘Solar Opposites’ Production Workers Vote to Form Union with TAG-IATSE
Production workers who create the popular “Solar Opposites” adult animated comedy show are the latest workers to find their union home in The Animation Guild-IATSE Local 839 (TAG). Last week, a committee of workers unanimously voted to form a union. These new union members are just the latest to join TAG’s campaign for a #NewDeal4Animation, demanding equitable compensation for their work on animated productions. The victory at “Solar Opposites” follows a trifecta of recent organizing wins for the union at the studios of animation company Titmouse in New York, Vancouver and Los Angeles.
Home All Alone: NNU Fights Industry’s Plans for Hospital Care at Home
Registered nurses have a legal and moral obligation to always advocate for the best interests of their patients. That is why National Nurses United (NNU) is strongly opposed to the hospital industry’s plans to maximize revenue by limiting opportunities for nurses to care for patients in a hospital setting, instead sending patients home to be remotely monitored by technology. Hospital executives are trying to exploit the trend toward telehealth that has accelerated during the pandemic, which threatens to widen the racial health care gap. Watch NNU’s video and learn more.
IBB’s Jones: ‘Barbaric War on Ukraine Proves Need to Rethink Energy Security’
Newton B. Jones, international president of the Boilermakers (IBB), is calling for the United States and western nations to refocus on creating an all-of-the-above energy security strategy in response to the heartbreaking war in Ukraine. “Energy is central to how this war began and how the West has responded. And energy insecurity may well lead to future conflicts as nations compete for scarce resources,” he wrote in a recent column. “The Boilermakers have long supported an approach that is well diversified….A portfolio that includes hydrogen; fossil fuels with carbon capture, use and storage; nuclear; and renewables offers the best hope for a low-carbon, net-zero future.”
AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler spoke at the IBB Legislative Conference this morning in Washington, D.C. In her remarks, she focused on our opportunities to rebuild America’s outdated infrastructure with good union jobs because of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, and how IBB members can help lead the transition to a more stable energy security future for America.
Journalists Call on Pulitzers to Help Improve News Industry’s Diversity and Transparency
More than 100 journalism organizations, including The NewGuild-CWA (TNG-CWA) and the Writers Guild of America, East, (WGAE), have come together to pressure The Pulitzer Prizes to hold news outlets accountable for their diversity efforts. The groups are demanding that the Pulitzers require newsrooms to participate in a public diversity survey to be eligible for prizes in journalism.
“Our country is reckoning with racial inequity and many in the journalism industry can’t or won’t provide essential newsroom transparency on staff diversity,” the organizations wrote in an open letter to Pulitzer Prizes. “By implementing this new criteria, the Pulitzers would honor not only great journalism, but journalism from newsrooms willing to be accountable to the public.”
Photo Contest: Climate and Energy Jobs Through the Eyes of Union Members
Don’t miss your chance to enter the “Future Is Union: Climate Urgency Through the Eyes of Workers” photo contest. Submit a photo that shows what climate work means to you and win up to $500 from our allies at the Climate Jobs National Resource Center.
The contest is open to any union member who sees their work as a climate job—whether you’re driving or fixing electric buses, working on wind turbines, teaching students about the climate crisis, cleaning up after climate-related disasters, working on green buildings, installing solar, operating water systems or doing anything else that relates to climate change.
Click here to learn more and submit your photos by July 31.
Ohio Voters Shafted by Conservative Judicial Activism
In Ohio, a Constitutional crisis has been in effect for months since the five Republican members of the Ohio Redistricting Commission refuse to pass state legislative and congressional maps that are constitutionally sound and adhere to the will of the voters.
Now our crisis is getting national attention as Joshua Douglas writes for Washington Monthly: "A federal court butted in where it didn’t belong and ordered Ohio to use an illegal electoral map. Anatomy of a voting rights disaster."
Douglas wrote: Normally, a federal court will defer to a state supreme court’s interpretation of state law. But these are not normal times. Instead, a federal court has just ordered Ohio to use electoral maps that everyone agrees are illegal under state law.
The redistricting saga in Ohio has been complex and convoluted. In 2015 and 2018, Ohio voters overwhelmingly passed state constitutional amendments to increase bipartisanship among the membership of its redistricting commission and adopt new substantive standards to root out extreme partisan gerrymandering.
But instead of calling for the commission to do its job and create a lawful state legislative map, last week a federal court intervened to impose an extraordinary remedy: Unless the commission passes a new, legal map by May 28, the state must use one of the maps that was struck down by the high court for the 2022 election. Essentially, the federal court required the state to use an unconstitutional map.

Congressman Tim Ryan Announces New Transportation Investments for Ohio Under President Biden's Bipartisan Infrastructure Law
Congressman Tim Ryan announced that the State of Ohio will receive $214,687,250 in funding under the historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, providing Ohioans with more transportation options while easing congestion in local communities.
“The Ohio AFL-CIO applauds Congressman Ryan and all those who voted to pass the Infrastructure Bill that will rebuild Ohio in all 88 counties. Not only will this investment create good union building and construction jobs, but President Biden approved the Tim Ryan/Sherrod Brown amendment that will ensure these projects will use American made steel and iron," said Ohio AFL-CIO President Tim Burga.
As working families grapple with rising gas prices, this funding will offer Ohioans more transportation alternatives and will reduce commute times. These funds will be invested in a range of eligible projects, including:
• Public transit services
• Electric vehicle charging infrastructure
• Traffic flow improvements
• Congestion management technology
• Pedestrian and cycle trails 
“By strengthening Ohio’s transportation infrastructure, this funding will help reduce our reliance on foreign energy and protect working families from rising costs,” added Congressman Ryan. “As these investments reach our communities, Congressional Democrats remain laser-focused on fighting Putin’s price hike by lowering costs, increasing paychecks, and creating jobs.”
As a reminder, every Republican member of the Ohio Congressional delegation seeking re-election voted against this historic jobs bill that is estimated to create 560,000 direct jobs throughout all of Ohio’s 88 counties.
Attacks on Teachers Making Schools Battlegrounds as Real Crises Continue
Ohio AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasure and Ohio Federation of Teachers President Melissa Cropper had the following Op-Ed in The Columbus Dispatch:
There is a widening abyss between the reality of Ohio public schools and the distorted caricature of public education that is being painted by too many Ohio legislators and politicians.
In each of Ohio’s more than 600 school districts, a community of students, parents, teachers, staff, and administrators share a goal of creating strong local public schools, where students are valued and accepted and where comprehensive and challenging courses prepare students for success.
In these communities, there are tough conversations about how to solve the problems that stand in the way of that shared goal – unreliable school funding, large class sizes, lack of books and supplies, shortages of teachers and staff, and inadequate resources for students with disabilities.
Instead of supporting this collaborative process though, some Ohio legislators, including the sponsors of House Bill 327, Reps. Diane Grendell and Sarah Fowler Arthur, and the sponsors of House Bill 616, Reps. Mike Loychik and Jean Schmidt, have chosen to make public schools the enemy and pit parents against educators.
Get Your Foursome Together for the
35th Annual Cincinnati AFL-CIO Golf Outing!
CWPC Invites you to the 36th Annual Women of Achievement Awards Reception honoring Catherine D. Ingram, Carolyn Miller, and Francie Pepper
Dear CWPC Members & Friends,

Cincinnati Women's Political Caucus is pleased to invite you to our 36th Annual Women of Achievement reception on Thursday, May 12, 2022. The formal invitation is attached. We thank our Underwriters, Benefactors, Patrons, Sponsors and Donors who have already supported this event.  

This year, we are extremely proud to be honoring two women with our Woman of Achievement Award.  State Representative Catherine Ingram currently represents the 32nd House District. As a public servant, university instructor, realtor, neighborhood leader, mom and grandmother, she knows how much the decisions made in Columbus personally impact all of us.  Carolyn Miller has been a tireless advocate for voting rights and good government through her work with the League of Women Voters, the CIncinnatus Association and other organizations. We are pleased to announce that this year, we are awarding a Lifetime Achievement Award to Francie Pepper, for her years of work in support of issues involving women, girls, and racial justice. All our honorees have worked to make our region and the world the best it can be. 
Once again, this will be CWPC’s major fundraising event for 2022. The funds we raise are all contributed to our endorsed candidates. We ask that you give generously, as the more money we raise, the more CWPC-PAC can contribute to and promote increased participation of candidates who support and will work for the goals of CWPC: the social, economic, and political advancement of women.
There is still time to be included in our Program. You can be a Donor for $100a Sponsor for $150.00, a Patron for $250.00, a Benefactor for $500.00, or an Underwriter for $1,000.00 and above.  A gift in any of these categories received by April 30th includes your name in the program, and your admission to the reception. Regular tickets for the event are $50.  The link to register is

If you prefer, you can send a check payable to CWPC-PAC to Barbara Myers, 2392 Dana Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45208, or you can give your credit card information. The attached form has all the information re contributions.  

Yours in Sisterhood,

Barbara Myers, Chair
Coming Together and Celebrating with CLUW!
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month is right around the corner! Throughout the month of May, we’re excited to host important programs for building greater power and solidarity across our labor movement. 

Please join us for a special collaborative event with the Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW) on Tuesday, May 10. RSVP here:

You can also find all of APALA’s upcoming events at our new page:

P.S. This Sunday kicks off Give In May, a national campaign to support AAPI organizations. Starting May 1, you can donate at and help us win a $12,000 prize!
U.S Senator Sherrod Brown: Working For Working People!
Rx Drug Take Back Day
Freestore Foodbank: Our impact on hunger begins with YOU
This year’s May Hunger Walk & 5k Run is a month away — we are counting on you to come out and join us IN-PERSON on Memorial Day, May 30! Can we count you in?

We are confident that you know what it takes to be in this event and what it means to show you care about your community. Make Memorial Day a special day for hungry families in our community this year by being a hunger-fighting hero!

Everyone is collectively encouraged to show support this Memorial Day. Snap a pic and share on social with the hashtag #cincyhungerwalk so we can see you in action!
Don’t delay — Register today!

P.S. Anyone can participate — IN-PERSON or VIRTUALLY! Register to fundraise for the community partner agency of your choice. The walk will start at the Banks on May 30 with a post-walk celebration in Smale Park!
RetireMED: What You Need to Know About Medicare in May
Individuals are working past age 65 more than ever before, and they often stay on employer coverage because it is familiar. Many people even think they must retire before they can go on Medicare (not true!). Comparing employer coverage to Medicare helps individuals understand all the benefits and cost savings available to them with Medicare plans.
So, how do you help individuals who are considering Medicare?
Encourage them to explore their health insurance options.

RetireMed offers no-cost plan comparisons to individuals approaching age 65 and beyond.
Here is our May Live Webinars Flyer to share with your team members, clients, and anyone else who could benefit from free Medicare education.
Wednesday, May 4
12 p.m. (Noon) EST

Medicare 101
Tuesday, May 10
12p.m. (Noon) EST

Retiring Before Age 65? Your Health Coverage Options
If you’re unable to attend our live dates, our on-demand webinars are always available to view any time.
Cincinnati NAACP Golf Outing
There's ONE more month to sign up for our upcoming Golf Outing! Click the link below to sign up, we hope to see you there!

NAACP Block Party
It's Back! The Second Annual Community Outreach Block Party will be returning this summer on July 9, 2022!
Ohio River Paddlefest
We’ll See You in August!
Applications are Open for Ellequate’s August Community Cohort

Foster a diverse and inclusive workplace to attract and retain the best talent

We help people leaders like you—including HR professionals, executives, and DEI professionals across the country—invest in strategies that have been proven to work.

Ellequate is now actively recruiting courageous organizations for the August 2022 community cohort. Take our Readiness Assessment today to see how you can connect workplace policies and practices to employee experience, get customized action steps, and secure leadership buy-in. Celebrate your commitment to building a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace and communicate to employees, job seekers, and key stakeholders that your organization is living its values and leading by example.
Save the Date - Community Forum
Please join us on May 10 for a frank discussion about the environmental health needs of the greater Cincinnati community. Dr. Rick Woychik and other leaders at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (part of NIH) are coming to hear from you. Join us for lunch (provided) and the program from 12 noon – 4pm, at the new ARCO Art and Community Center on Price Avenue. If you haven’t already – please take a moment to RSVP, by May 3rd, and mark your calendar. RSVP and questions: Amy Itescu or 513-558-2147. 
39th Annual Labor-Management Conference
Join us at this year’s 39th Annual Labor-Management Conference on Building Labor-Management Relationships: Through Cooperation and Knowledge, where experts will share practical, cooperative, and legal information to build and enhance effective labor-management relationships.

The annual conference was borne out of a partnership between NKU and FCMS many years ago to promote Labor-Management cooperation. When Labor and Management work together, they strengthen the region's workforce and its economic competitiveness. Business leaders, labor representatives, and government officials gather at our conference to find effective and valuable approaches to working together.

SHRM and CLE credits for Ohio and Kentucky are pending.
*Must register by April 13, 2022 to receive the early bird registration rate

Northern Kentucky University
Registration and sessions will take place at the Student Union

May 13, 2023
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Early Bird: $160*
Late Registration: $175
NLRB Rate: $95
Student Registration: $40
Group Registration (10 tickets): $1,440
Register Now for Upcoming FMCS Institute Courses!
Training for the real-world challenges of labor-management relations and organizational change.

Don't wait! The FMCS Institute's 2022 courses will provide you with the opportunity to expand your conflict resolution and organizational change toolkit by introducing a diverse lineup of targeted and hands-on programs brought to you by experienced instructors and practitioners. Register today for some of our most in-demand courses. 
Negotiation Skills (Online) Spring 2022 

Negotiation Skills (Online) Summer 2022 

Arbitrating in the Federal Sector (Online) Spring 2022 

Arbitrating in the Federal Sector (Online) Summer 2022 

Becoming A Labor Arbitrator (Online) Spring 2022

Dealing with Difficult People Behaviors (Online) Spring 2022
National Labor-Management Conference 2022
Join us at The National Labor-Management Conference, and learn the latest about essential bargaining techniques, hear critical updates on the labor and employment landscape, and gain valuable insights into new directions, technology, and trends in the changing world of work.

This is a can't miss event for 2022! You’ll leave inspired to be a change agent within your organization and empowered with the tools, insight, and information to make an impact.

February 25, 2022 - New Bargaining Units: Challenges for Both Sides

Newly organized workplace? Going from an organizing drive to a productive partnership can be challenging. Bring your questions and concerns to this webinar for practical suggestions, ideas, and expert advice that you can choose to use immediately!

Don't miss this value-added workshop and others offered monthly leading up to the general conference. 
COVID-19 Dashboard
Ohio Vaccination Dashboard

The COVID-19 Vaccination Dashboard displays the most recent data reported to the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) regarding the number of individuals that have started and completed the COVID-19 vaccination series by various demographics and county of residence.

The COVID-19 Vaccination Dashboard displays the most recent data reported to the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) regarding the number of individuals that have started and completed the COVID-19 vaccination series by various demographics and county of residence. “Vaccination started” indicates that the individual has received at least one valid dose of COVID-19 vaccine. The number listed as “vaccination completed” is a subset of the number included in “vaccination started,” indicating that those individuals within that group have received all recommended COVID-19 vaccine doses and are considered fully immunized. ODH is making COVID-19 data available for public review while also protecting privacy. This dashboard will be updated daily. Please see footnotes below for more details.

Ohio COVID-19 Dashboard

ODH is making COVID-19 data available for public review while also protecting patient privacy.

The State of Ohio COVID-19 Dashboard displays the most recent preliminary data reported to the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) about cases, hospitalizations and deaths in Ohio by selected demographics and county of residence. Data for cases and hospitalizations is reported to ODH via the Ohio Disease Reporting System (ODRS), and verified mortality data is reported via the Electronic Death Registration System (EDRS).
Current Trends
Below are the current reporting trends from Friday, April 29 for key indicators calculated from data reported to the Ohio Department of Health. These trends are updated daily and are presented by report date.
Below is a snapshot of key metrics pulled Friday, April 29, 2022 from daily data reporting to the Ohio Department of Health. These metrics are updated daily.
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