National, State, Regional, County and City Labor and Elected Leaders to Discuss

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ― May 5, 2020 — Cincinnati, OH — Friday, May 8, 11:00 am, Labor Leaders and National, State, Regional, County and City Elected Leaders will meet in an online panel discussion covering how best to “Reopen America.” This not-to-miss event being produced by the Cincinnati AFL-CIO and hosted by Doug Bolton from CincinnatiCares.com, features a panel of representatives from the U.S. Senate and House, Ohio House and Senate, Hamilton County, City of Cincinnati, and Labor Leaders representing Healthcare, Public Safety, Building Trades/Construction, Food Workers/Retail, Transportation, Public Sector, Education and US Postal Service sectors. (A list of the Elected and Labor Leaders for this panel is located on page 2 of this release.)

At the heart of this discussion is “Safety First: Working People’s Plan for Reopening Our Economy.Every day, health care workers, transit workers, meatpacking workers, first responders, grocery workers, utility workers, letter carriers, construction workers, doormen, retail workers, child protective service workers, factory workers, solid waste workers, corrections officers, janitors and other workers are being exposed to the coronavirus in U.S. workplaces. Hundreds of thousands of workers have been infected and thousands have died. Putting worker safety first is the first step in any viable plan to save lives, defeat the coronavirus and revive the economy, as the AFL-CIO has further laid out in America’s Five Economic Essentials. These important points will drive our discussion.

Registration for this event is HERE. Further information and details on registering to attend this panel discussion are available on the Cincinnati AFL-CIO Facebook Page, and Website. Prior to this panel meeting, please review the AFL-CIO’s “Safety First: Working People’s Plan for Reopening the Economy The Right Way” plan by clicking on the title and following the embedded link.  If you have other questions, or if you wish to receive the registration information directly, please email us at info@cincinnatiaflcio.org and include the phrase “Reopening America” in the subject line.

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About the Cincinnati AFL-CIO Labor Council – As one of over 500 state and local labor councils of the AFL-CIO, the Cincinnati AFL-CIO Labor Council is at the heart of the labor movement in southwest Ohio. We are a democratically elected body dedicated to representing the interests of all working people at the state and local level.  We mobilize our members and community partners to advocate for social and economic justice, striving every day to vanquish oppression and make our communities better for all people—regardless of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, or ethnic or national origin. For information of the Cincinnati AFL-CIO Labor Council, call (513) 421-1846 or email info@cincinnatiaflcio.org.

National, State, Regional, County and City Labor and Elected Leaders to Discuss

“Reopening America” – On Online Event

Panelists

Elected Officials

P.G. Sittenfeld Councilmember, City of Cincinnati
Denise Driehaus Chair/Commissioner, Hamilton County
Jessica Miranda Ohio House 28th District Rep.
Brigid Kelly Ohio House 31st District Rep.
Catherine Ingram Ohio House 32nd District Rep.
Sedrick Denson Ohio House 33rd District Rep.
Cecil Thomas Ohio Senate 9th District Senator
Tim Ryan Congressman, U.S. Representative 13th Congressional District
John Ryan Chief of Staff, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown’s office

Labor Leaders

Organized Labor Tim Burga ― President, Ohio AFL-CIO
Construction Bill Froehle ― President, Cincinnati AFL-CIO Labor Council, Business Manager, UA Plumbers-Pipefitters, Local 392
Education Melissa Cropper ― President, Ohio Federation of Teachers Secretary-Treasurer, Ohio AFL-CIO
Healthcare Michelle Thoman ― President, RNA-Nurses-UC Health
Postal Service Ted Thompson ― President, NALC-Letter Carriers, Branch 43
Public Safety Matt Alter ― President, Intl. Assn. of Fire Fighters, Local 48
Public Sector Sean Grayson ― President, Ohio Council 8-AFSCME
Retail Kevin Garvey ― President, UFCW, Local 75
Transit Troy Miller ― President, Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 627