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Labor News Update - 01/28/2023

Megaphones and protest signs in hand, staff, faculty, and student workers assembled in Eastern Kentucky University’s (EKU) Powell Plaza on Tuesday to kick off the United Campus Workers (UCW) of EKU’s 2023 campaign.

Derby City is batting .1000 on union votes

Unionizing efforts could ‘push the envelope’ this year after steady organizing in 2022


Eleven building maintenance workers at West Penn Power Co. of Greensburg and Potomac Edison of Williamsport, Md., have voted to join a union, the National Labor Relations Board said.

Statewide union membership grew last year compared to 2021, per new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Why it matters: The increase is further evidence of a growing labor movement involving local workers at Ohio institutions and global companies alike. State of play: The percentage of statewide workers represented by a union rose from 13% in 2021 to 14% last year. That might seem like a modest rise, but it amounts to 52,000 more Ohioans belonging to organizations designed to advance and protect their rights at work.

Florida Disney workers’ union expected to reject company’s offer

Labor History

On this day in labor history, the year was 1908. That was the day the United States Supreme Court ruled that bans on "yellow-dog" contracts were unconstitutional in the case, Adair v United States.

How One Left-Led Union Fought the Barbaric Lynching of Emmett Till

(Jan. 25th) On this date in labor history in 1890, the United Mine Workers of America was formed in Columbus, Ohio with the merger of two old labor groups, the Knights of Labor Trade Assembly No. 135 and the National Progressive Miners Union.

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