Cincinnati AFL-CIO Labor Council’s 34th Annual Golf Tournament Friday, August 6, 2021

Brothers, Sisters, and Friends of Cincinnati working families:

The Cincinnati AFL-CIO Labor Council’s 34th Annual Golf Tournament is Friday, August 6, 2021, once again on the Grizzly Course at the City of Mason Golf Center! This nationally renowned course was designed by Jack Nicklaus, 18-time Major Champion and Ohio native, and has been host to several PGA, LPGA, and Senior PGA tournaments.

The entry fee is $150 per individual golfer or $500 for a four-person team. The fees include greens fees, carts, coffee, donuts, lunch, and prizes. Individuals and/or organizations may also purchase hole sponsorship ($150), lunch-only tickets ($35), our VIP Package, which includes a four-person team plus hole sponsorship ($600). We also gratefully accept donated items for door prizes at this fun event!

The reservation flyer lists all relevant details, including directions and a registration form with payment information. Just fill it out and send it along with your check made payable to Cincinnati AFL-CIO Labor Council to Cincinnati AFL-CIO Labor Council, 1385 Tennessee Avenue, 2nd Floor, Cincinnati OH 45229 and you are done.

The Cincinnati AFL-CIO Labor Council Annual Golf Tournament helps provide the Council with the resources it needs to strengthen the Labor movement and continue providing valuable resources and services to working families in the greater Cincinnati area. Now, as things begin to find their new normal after a year of social distancing and the inability to gather and celebrate, it is more important ten ever that we take the time to come together to celebrate who we are, what we have achieved, and what more we have to look forward to. So please, come out to play and celebrate. Your support is greatly appreciated!

On behalf of over one-hundred-plus union affiliates, our union members, and all working families, I thank you for your continued support. We look forward to seeing you Friday, August 6!

In Solidarity, U and I…

Peter McLinden, Esq.

Executive Secretary – Treasurer

Cincinnati AFL-CIO Labor Council

513.421.1846 ext. 1 Office

513.417.9500 Cell

pmclinden@cincinnatiaflcio.org

IMPORTANT MEDIA ANNOUNCEMENT | Post-Issue 3: Building A New Coalition to Address Affordable Housing in Cincinnati

Post-Issue 3: Building A New Coalition to Address Affordable Housing in Cincinnati

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, May 7, 2021 ― Cincinnati: On the heels of the defeat of Issue 3-City Charter Amendment, and the heightened awareness it raised of the challenge of affordable housing in greater Cincinnati, the Cincinnati AFL-CIO Labor Council is reaching out to government, business, faith-based, non-profit and community leaders to form a new, diverse, inclusive and broad-based coalition dedicated to building and implementing an Affordable Housing strategic plan.

Cincinnati AFL-CIO Labor Council Executive Secretary-Treasurer, Peter McLinden said, “Most of us involved in Keep Cincinnati Safe/Vote NO on Issue 3 Coalition recognize and are strong advocates for a sustainable solution to our very real affordable housing challenges. Greater Cincinnati’s affordable housing issues are not going away – not without a concerted, regional effort,” said McLinden.

“Our opposition to Issue 3 was based on its language, not its subject – its lack of structure, specificity, and failure to identify new, dedicated funding steams while not endangering peoples’ jobs and sacrificing essential City services. To that end, a new initiative is underway to coordinate and restructure an alliance of advocates representing the places where we live, learn, work, play, and pray, dedicated to solving this issue; a coalition that will bring all stakeholders to the table to work collaboratively on a true, long-term, and sustainable solution,” McLinden said.

Over the next few days and weeks, a new coalition will be formed whose sole purpose is to bring together public and private sector leaders across Cincinnati to define and communicate a regional vision, build partnerships, and mobilize action to advance a shared vision for our future and solve our challenges with affordable housing – To put forward an inspiring, comprehensive, and audacious vision that improves Cincinnati’s economic future and quality of life so as to eradicate our affordable housing challenges by addressing them at their root causes.

We are not alone in this fight.  Cities all over the nation are grappling with this challenge, and many are getting it right. We don’t have to recreate the wheel, just be open to change and doing the right things.  We are always stronger when we work collaboratively together, and like the African proverb says: If you want to go fast, go alone; If you want to go far, go together!” said Mclinden. If you are interested in participating in this new coalition – one that epitomizes leadership through partnership – and join with leaders and organizations dedicated to creating and achieving a new vision for the future of Cincinnati, contact us at info@cincinnatiaflcio.org.

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About the Cincinnati AFL-CIO Labor Council – One of more than 500 state and local labor councils of the AFL-CIO, Cincinnati AFL-CIO Labor Council is at the heart of the labor movement. We are a democratically elected body dedicated to representing the interests of working people at the state and local level. We mobilize our members and community partners to advocate for social and economic justice and we strive daily 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 on the Cincinnati AFL-CIO Labor Council, or questions regarding this release, contact Brian Griffin 513.421.1846 or email mailto:info@cincinnatiaflcio.org.

2021 Worker’s Memorial Broadcast from Vox Operántium ― “The Voice of the Worker!”

 

Wednesday, April 28, Cincinnati AFL-CIO Labor Council had its maiden voyage of Vox Operántium ― “The Voice of the Worker!” with this year’s Worker’s Memorial Day Tribute. The CLC’s new streaming Media Studio welcomed Host, Pete McLinden, Executive Secretary-Treasurer, Cincinnati AFL-CIO Labor Council, who was joined by Bill Froehle, President, Cincinnati AFL-CIO Labor Council and Business Manager, Plumbers, Pipefitters, & MES Local 392, Brian Strunk, Vice President, UAW Local 647, Tim Burga, President, Ohio AFL-CIO, Deacon Royce Winters, IAFF Local 48 and our special guest, Ken Montgomery, OSHA Cincinnati Area Office Director. The Springboro HS JROTC Color Guard provided the Presentation of the colors along with the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by Shon Estee Hubble who shared her immense talents singing The National Anthem and “Lift Every Voice And Sing.” Deacon Royce Winters, IAFF Local 48 Chaplain provided our Invocation and Benediction to both welcome us and send us on our way. Watch this excellent tribute to those Sisters and Brothers who left us in 2020 after having given so much to their families, communities and this nation.

News of the Week for Working People | Week of Mar 29 to Date!

Column: As Amazon awaits results of union vote in Alabama, some ask if a new labor movement …─ Chicago Tribune

Google settles with labor board in win for new union ─ MarketWatch

A Looming Fight Over the Future of Union Organizing ─ Progressive.org

Twitter bans fake Amazon worker accounts posting anti-union messages ─ CBS News

Biden ‘jobs plan’ pushes labor organizing 13 times, jobs just for unions ─ Washington Examiner

8 Groundbreaking Contributions of Asian Americans Through History ─ History

Labor allies target ‘at-will’ employment rules ─ Chicago Sun-Times

Biden Administration Indicates Support For Union Neutrality Agreements ─ JD Supra

Biden Administration Indicates Support for Union Neutrality Agreements ─ The National Law Review

A CLOSER LOOK: Presidential Proclamation — César Chávez Day — farm worker to union leader ─ KNWA

Will federal unions get a Trump bump? ─ Federal News Network

Hollywood’s Unions Are Racking Up Huge Dues Losses During Pandemic Slowdown ─ Deadline

Google settles with labor board in win for new union ─ MarketWatch

Biden Administration Indicates Support For Union Neutrality Agreements ─ JD Supra

Teachers Unions Lift Salaries and School Spending, Research Shows, But Evidence on Student … ─ The 74

Landmark Amazon union vote count begins in Alabama ─ ABC News

Ballot review in watershed Amazon union election to stretch into Wednesday – Reuters

The Trailer: Amazon workers in Alabama just voted on a union. What’s next? – Washington Post

Offshore wind and labor union partnerships: a boon for an equitable green recovery ─ Atlantic Council

Counting begins in vote on first Amazon labor union ─ Tech Xplore

Amazon union vote enters final stretch in watershed moment for US labor ─ CNBC

Amazon loses effort to install camera to watch counting of ballots in pivotal union vote ─ CNBC

The results of Amazon’s historic union vote are days away ─ Vox

Union-Backed Coalition Outlines Broad New Energy Plan ─ WGLT News

Healthcare labor union helping unemployed fast-food and hotel workers pursue careers in senior … ─ The New York Times

The Amazon union vote: What happens next. ─ For union battling Amazon, victory could bring a stalemate ─ Politico

Labor Union Files Grievance Over Rail Project Layoffs ─ Hawaiipublicradio

Teachers, retirees, labor unions caravan around Kentucky Capitol in support of Governor’s vetoes

New vaccination site will be dedicated to essential union workers

City to team with Chicago Federation of Labor to vaccinate up to 1200 eligible union workers per … ─ Chicago Tribune

Union-backed coalition outlines broad new energy plan – Capitol News Illinois

Illinois lawmakers introduce union worker-centered green energy bill – CIProud.com

State lawmakers, unions present clean energy bill to improve Illinois, save nuclear jobs – WSIL TV

Union-backed coalition outlines broad new energy plan for Illinois ─ Bloomington Pantagraph

‘Who do they trust? It’s their union.’ Organized labor steps in to convince immigrant workers to get … ─ Politico

Are Unions Primed for a Comeback? ─ JD Supra

Teachers, retirees, labor unions caravan around Kentucky Capitol in support of Governor’s vetoes ─ WAVE 3

State lawmakers, unions present clean energy bill to improve Illinois, save nuclear jobs ─ WSIL TV

Union-backed coalition outlines broad new energy plan for Illinois – KPVI News 6

Union-backed coalition outlines broad new energy plan – Capitol News Illinois

Here’s why more young people are starting to unionize in new industries ─ USA TODAY

DOL will nix Trump-era requirement that unions report info on financial trusts ─ Reuters

Hawaii labor union files grievance over rail project layoffs ─ McDowell News

News of the Week for Working People

News of the Week for Working People

HuffPost: Amazon Workers’ Fight to Unionize Draws Help from Around the World

Teen Vogue: Amazon Union Vote Is a Big Deal for the U.S. Labor Movement

The Wall Street Journal: A Clash Over Hazard Pay for Grocery Workers in COVID-19 Pandemic

Law 360: COVID-19 Relief Bill Could Rescue Union Retirees’ Pensions

CBS News: Once Viewed as Essential, Grocery Workers Now Treated as ‘Expendable,’ Union Chief Says

EHS Daily Advisor: Experts Urge More Action, Emergency OSHA Standard on COVID-19

Newsweek: CDC Urged to Recognize COVID-19 Aerosol Transmission in Petition Signed by 10,000

The Guardian: ‘We Deserve More’: an Amazon Warehouse’s High-Stakes Union Drive

The Progressive: Multimillion-Dollar ‘Union Avoidance’ Industry Faces New Scrutiny

CNBC: A $15 Minimum Wage Could Boost Social Security Benefits by About $5,000 a Year

The Indypendent: ‘We Want to Send a Message to Bessemer’

The New York Times: Why Top Economists Are Citing a Higher-Than-Reported Jobless Rate

The Wall Street Journal: Four Million Hotel, Restaurant Workers Have Lost Jobs. Here’s How They’re Reinventing Themselves.

Northern Public Radio: Record Number of Women in Local Labor Leadership

The New York Times: 2.5 Million Women Left the Work Force During the Pandemic. Harris Sees a ‘National Emergency.’

Engineering News-Record: Infrastructure Is Prime Topic in Biden Meeting with Union Leaders

The New York Times Magazine: Amazon’s Great Labor Awakening

Reuters: As U.S. Pork Plant Speeds Up Slaughtering, Workers Report More Injuries

The Guardian: Uber Drivers Are Workers, U.K. Supreme Court Rules

CNN: Grocery Store Workers Have Been on the Front Lines for a Year, but They’re Struggling to Get the COVID Vaccine

The Washington Post: Grocery Workers Say They Can’t Get Vaccines, Even as They Help Distribute Them

The Wall Street Journal: U.S. Unemployment Claims Rise, Pausing Recent Downward Trend

New York Daily News: The Express Train to More Dangerous Subways

 

 

President Biden – Strengthening Registered Apprenticeship Programs, Protecting Union Jobs And Workers

President Biden – Strengthening Registered Apprenticeship Programs, Protecting Union Jobs And Workers

Due in large part to the hard work of North America’s Building Trades Unions and other unions, registered apprenticeships have been a reliable pathway to the middle class for decades – including for workers who don’t go to college – by training workers for good jobs and allowing them to earn while they learn. A Mathematica study shows workers can earn $240,000 more over the course of their lifetime – $300,000 when including benefits – by participating in these programs. Registered apprenticeships are especially important as we recover from the pandemic, allowing workers who have lost their jobs or young people who are entering a weak job market to train for the jobs of the future while earning a decent income.

To this end, President Biden took the bold step to end the Trump-era program by reversing industry recognized apprenticeship programs (IRAPs), which threaten to undermine registered apprenticeship programs. Industry-recognized apprenticeship programs have fewer quality standards than registered apprenticeship programs – for example, they fail to require the wage progression that reflects increasing apprentice skills and they lack the standardized training rigor that ensures employers know they are hiring a worker with high-quality training.

In an Executive Order, President Biden rescinded Donald Trump’s Executive Order 13801, which spurred the creation of these programs. He is also asking DOL to consider new rulemaking to reverse these programs and to immediately slow support for industry recognized apprenticeship programs by pausing approval of new Standards Recognition Entities and ending new funding for existing Standards Recognition Entities.