Labor Council

Saturday, February 12, 2022
This Week's Messages from AFL-CIO President, Liz Shuler
AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler joined members of the Los Angeles labor movement today to celebrate union members’ contributions to the Super Bowl and honor the legacy of Kenny Washington, who ended the NFL’s unofficial ban on Black players in 1946.

Everything in this Super Bowl—from the players to the concession stands to the halftime show to the football itself—is union. And the big game wouldn’t be happening without our members.

Kenny Washington was a trailblazing athlete. It’s hard being the first of anything, but doing so allows others to see the possibilities. As we get ready to celebrate this Super Bowl Sunday, I am grateful that he is getting the recognition he deserves.

Whether you’re cheering for the Los Angeles Rams or the Cincinnati Bengals (WHO DEY!?!?) this Sunday, we can all be proud that the Super Bowl is union-made. It’s game on!
Super Bowl LVI: Brought to You by America’s Unions
On Sunday night, millions of Americans and people around the world will be watching as NFLPA members compete on the gridiron at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California. And union members from across the labor movement will be working hard before, during and after the Super Bowl to make the event one to remember.
Here’s what many union members are doing to make the big game a success: 
  • AFSCME sanitation workers in Inglewood and throughout Los Angeles County will be on the job both before and after the Super Bowl to keep the city clean for all visitors to enjoy.
  • Members of the American Federation of Musicians (AFM) will accompany acts in both the pre-game show and the halftime show.
  • Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) members will fly fans and the Cincinnati Bengals to and from the big game safely.
  • Members of Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1277 maintain, repair and clean the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s buses and trains that will take people to and from the stadium.
  • Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA-CWA) members safely usher teams and fans to and from the game.
  • Members of the Bricklayers (BAC) helped build SoFi Stadium, where the game is taking place.
  • Hundreds of Electrical Workers (IBEW) members worked with other Los Angeles/Orange Counties Building and Construction Trades Council craftsmen and craftswomen to build and wire the state-of-the-art SoFi Stadium.
  • Members of the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (SMART) union who work with sheet metal built and installed the building envelope at SoFi Stadium, installed kitchens and concession stands, and constructed the facility’s world-class HVAC system. SMART Transportation Division members helped get spectators to and from the game and brought raw materials to the stadium site during its construction.
  • The International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE) represents NASA scientists and engineers who work with satellites to help the game be viewed around the world, and union engineers at Boeing design the planes that provide transportation to the Super Bowl.
  • Machinists (IAM) members who work for the airlines and railroads will get teams and fans to the big game.
  • Mine Workers (UMWA) members mine the coal that provides the heat and electricity for players on the field and the families watching at home.
  • Members of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) will safely handle the extra air traffic volume in Southern California on top of what is already a very busy part of the National Airspace System.
  • The NewsGuild-CWA (TNG-CWA) members will be covering the Super Bowl live for the Los Angeles Times, The Associated Press, The New York Times, The Washington Post and many other newsrooms.
  • Members of the Professional Aviation Safety Specialists (PASS) at Los Angeles International Airport and surrounding airports maintain radar, telecommunications, navigation and electronics systems to ensure safe arrivals and departures.
  • SAG-AFTRA members entertain and inform the world—from the broadcasters covering the big game to the amazing recording artists and dancers performing on stage for the Super Bowl halftime show.
  • Members of the Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) who work behind the scenes build the stage, install the lighting, and provide props, electricity and special effects for both the NFL Experience and Super Bowl halftime show.
  • Transport Workers Union (TWU) members are busy doing what they do best: moving America on trains, planes and buses.
  • UNITE HERE Local 11 members are working the concessions at SoFi Stadium.
  • Members of the United Association of Union Plumbers and Pipefitters (UA) helped build SoFi Stadium—and continue to help maintain its HVAC systems, keeping the stadium running for players and fans on game day.
  • Members of United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 1546 who work at the Horween Leather Co. in Chicago craft the leather that every single NFL football is made from, including those at the Super Bowl.
AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Redmond to Retire from USW
AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Fred Redmond (pictured above), who serves as international vice president of the United Steelworkers (USW), announced on Friday that he will retire from the union on March 31, 2022. Redmond will continue to lead the labor movement as secretary-treasurer of the AFL-CIO, alongside AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler.
Redmond’s career with the USW began in 1973 when he went to work at Reynolds Metal Co. in Chicago. He rose through the ranks and served three terms as president of USW Local 3911 before joining the international’s staff in 1996, where he held various staff and leadership roles. In 2006, Redmond was elected international vice president, where he oversaw the union’s civil and human rights department and worked to advance racial and economic justice.
“The USW and working people across the country owe a great deal of gratitude to Fred,” said USW International President Tom Conway (not pictured). “He has a long history of service to our members and to our communities. He made our union stronger. He’s a tremendous leader, and I know he will continue to be a powerful voice for working people.”
President Biden Signs Executive Order Requiring PLAs on Federal Projects Over $35 Million
The President signed an Executive Order to improve timeliness, lower costs and increase quality in federal construction projects. Federal construction projects span the country – from the maintenance of nuclear sites to base construction to waterways and flood projects. By requiring the use of project labor agreements (PLAs) on federal construction projects above $35 million, the Order will help alleviate the management and coordination challenges that can stymie progress on major construction projects. This helps projects get completed on time and helps the government get the best value for taxpayers’ dollars.
Based on FY2021 figures, this Order could affect $262 billion in federal government construction contracting and improve job quality for the nearly 200,000 workers on federal construction contracts. Additionally, the President’s Executive Order directs the departments of Defense and Labor, along with the Office of Management Budget, to lead a training strategy for the nearly 40,000-person strong contracting workforce on the implementation of this Order’s policy.
This new Executive Order, while only applicable to federal procurement, advances the Administration’s commitment to rebuild the nation’s infrastructure, on-time and at reasonable cost. The Order will only apply to provisions in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that are direct federal procurement, which excludes construction projects financed through grant dollars to non-federal entities.
White House Task Force on Worker Organizing and Empowerment Releases Action Plan
The White House Task Force on Worker Organizing and Empowerment released its first report earlier today that called for bold action to expand workers’ freedom to form unions. The task force, led by Vice President Kamala Harris, with Labor Secretary Marty Walsh (LIUNA) as vice chair, recommended the Biden administration take action in the following areas:

  • Ensuring workers know our organizing and bargaining rights.
  • Establishing a resource center on unions and collective bargaining.
  • Protecting workers who organize from illegal retaliation.
  • Exposing employers’ use of anti-union consultants.
  • Addressing equity across underserved communities.
  • Sharing the positive impact unions have on all workers and the U.S. economy.

President Biden established this task force last year as a key part of his administration’s efforts to promote worker organizing and collective bargaining across the country.
In particular, the report highlights the important role the federal government can play as an employer by granting union organizers greater access to speak to federal workers about the benefits of joining a union and ensuring certain departments don’t contract anti-union consultants. AFGE National President Everett Kelley (not pictured) said, “AFGE looks forward to working with the administration to carry out these recommendations and working with Congress to pass the PRO Act and other reforms that would enhance protections for the millions of American workers who want union representation but have been thwarted in that effort.”
Click here to read more about the report and how the Department of Labor will be implementing its recommendations.
White House Report on Strengthening Unions Directs Federal Agencies to Collaborate with Union Veterans Council
Among its many recommendations, the report from the White House Task Force on Worker Organizing and Empowerment directs federal agencies to work with the Union Veterans Council to help service members, military spouses and veterans transition into good union jobs. It instructs the National Economic Council to lead an inter-agency process to review recommendations from the Union Veterans Council on ways to strengthen coordination between its unions and the departments of defense, veterans affairs and labor.
The Union Veterans Council is celebrating this recommendation and said it is excited to work with the Biden-Harris administration on empowering and growing the ranks of union veterans.
“The inclusion of the Union Veterans Council in these recommendations is of special importance to me and our mission to lend the veteran voice on the issues that impact us most, especially the need for good jobs and a strong, fully funded and staffed VA [Veterans Affairs],” said Union Veterans Council Executive Director Will Attig (UA). “We now have a chance to change the way veterans are treated when they come home.”
Weingarten: Decision on Mask Requirements in Schools Must Be Based on Science, Not Politics
With the omicron surge receding, many school districts across the country are lifting their mask mandates in schools. In a recent interview on MSNBC, American Federation of Teachers (AFT) President Randi Weingarten said we need an “offramp” from requiring masks in schools and it must be based on scientific metrics. She said, “I’m asking the CDC to weigh in” so we have the guidance we need to eliminate masks in schools safely. Click here to watch the entire interview.
Smith: ‘NFL Needs Collective Action, Transparency to Improve Diversity’
On Sunday, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell called the organization’s lack of progress in hiring and retaining diverse executive talent “unacceptable.” In response, NFL Players Association (NFLPA) Executive Director DeMaurice Smith wrote a powerful column that provides a path toward greater diversity among the highest levels in the sport.
“The NFL’s admission of its problem regarding diversity and its willingness to adopt systemic solutions are two different things,” Smith wrote in Sportico. “All of this exists because NFL clubs do not want accountability, they want autonomy. Accordingly, they reject transparency, and as a result a person’s last name has a greater impact on hiring decisions than qualifications.” 
Click here to read the full column.
Shift to Automated Transportation Must Put Workers and Passengers First, TWU Says
Transport Workers Union (TWU) International President John Samuelsen testified before the House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit last week and called for Congress to prioritize workers and passengers as new automated technologies change the transportation landscape. “Let me be clear: The TWU fully supports pro-worker, pro-safety technology,” he said. “Our future transportation systems should be built for the users—whether they be in vehicles or sharing the road with them—and front-line transportation workers, not companies.”
Samuelsen also noted the perils of overreliance on automation in aviation, stating “that automated systems must have human oversight to truly be safe.”
Union Members at USPS Applaud House Passage of Postal Service Reform Act
The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the Postal Service Reform Act (H.R. 3076) on Tuesday with bipartisan support by a vote of 342–92. This crucial legislation will eliminate the pre-funding mandate for retiree health benefits that has financially harmed the U.S. Postal Service (USPS), maintain six-day delivery, provide more frequent reporting on service performance and maximize Medicare integration for USPS workers and retirees.
For years, union members have been demanding reforms to the USPS that will strengthen our vital postal service and support the workers who process, handle and deliver America’s mail. That’s why this bill is strongly supported by the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), the American Postal Workers Union (APWU), the National Postal Mail Handlers Union (NPMHU), the National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association (NRLCA) and the entire labor movement.
“With House passage, we are one step closer to dramatically improving the financial stability of the Postal Service. We call on the Senate to debate and pass H.R. 3076 as soon as possible—and then to send it to President Biden for his signature,” NALC President Fredric Rolando said.
APWU President Mark Dimondstein said, “After 15 years of fighting for much-needed and long-overdue reforms, we are one step away from securing a critical victory for postal workers, the Postal Service and the public who rely on us.”
“Because of dedicated and collaborative work between and among stakeholders, we are now one step closer to fiscal stability for the United States Postal Service,” said NPMHU National President Paul Hogrogian. “This bill does not fix every problem with the Postal Service. But it shows the dedicated work of elected officials, recognizing the value of the Postal Service and its dedicated workforce.”
“On Feb. 8, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed postal reform legislation to ensure America’s Postal Service remains viable well into the twenty-first century. I would like to personally recognize Chairwoman [Carolyn B.] Maloney and Ranking Member [James] Comer for their tireless effort to get postal reform legislation passed in a bipartisan manner,” said NRLCA President Ronnie Stutts. “H.R. 3076 includes many provisions the NRLCA has advocated for years that we feel will allow the Postal Service to achieve financial stability. I want to thank all of the members who took the time to speak in favor of this bill on the House floor and who voted ‘yes’ to pass this meaningful postal reform legislation.”
In the days ahead, America’s unions will help lead the joint campaign to ensure the U.S. Senate passes this bill as quickly as possible so that President Biden can sign it into law. Keep an eye on this publication for upcoming actions to mobilize all of our members.
Ohio AFL-CIO Endorses Justice Brunner!
February 11, 2022 (COLUMBUS) — The Ohio AFL-CIO today endorsed Ohio Supreme Court Justice Jennifer Brunner in her campaign for Chief Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court for Ohio’s statewide, November 8, 2022, election.
“Justice Jennifer Brunner has earned our endorsement for Chief Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court because of her career-long and principled stand for the working people of this great state," said Ohio AFL-CIO President Tim Burga. "Time and again, Justice Brunner has shown that she has a steady hand in the administration of justice through her conduct and rulings from the bench,” he said. “We know we can rely on her to enforce our constitution and state laws to ensure economic and social justice for all Ohioans,” Burga said.
The Ohio AFL-CIO is the largest federation of unions in Ohio and consists of 1.1 million union members and retirees who are affiliated through 41 international unions and 1,500 local unions.
“I am grateful for the support of the Ohio AFL-CIO and its hard-working men and women who represent some of the best Ohio has to offer this nation,” Brunner said. “Labor unions represent people who collectively work together with their leaders to gain better working conditions and wages for work often taken for granted by the rest of society,” she said. “All Ohioans deserve justice, and that is why I am very pleased to receive this endorsement — our courts belong to the people.” 
She noted, “The inspirational words carved on the front of the Ohio Judicial Center are poignant: ‘The Whole Fabric of Society Rests Upon Labor.’”
Brunner announced her candidacy in June and in September released a broad policy agenda and vision to lead the third branch of Ohio government. Her Republican opponent has not released any proposals for how she would lead the courts of Ohio, and she recently voted with the minority on the Ohio Supreme Court to uphold unconstitutionally gerrymandered legislative districts.
Brunner would become the first Democrat elected Chief Justice since 1978 and the first Democratic woman to ever serve as Chief Justice.
“I am running for Chief Justice because I care about the courts of our state — that they operate with impartiality and integrity, showing fairness to all who are affected by their work,” Brunner said. “As Chief Justice, I will exercise the power of the office to shape the administration of justice and the practice of law for the benefit and betterment of all Ohioans.”
The Ohio Constitution provides that the Chief Justice exercises superintendence of the Ohio judicial system according to the high court’s rules. Brunner is the only other member of the court other than the current Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor, who holds experience managing a statewide office and network of local offices throughout the state, as Ohio’s 152nd Secretary of State.
Among other extraordinary powers, the Chief Justice:
  • Decides on motions for disqualification for judges on the lower courts when parties assert the judge has a conflict.
  • Assigns visiting judges and justices to hear cases when a judge or justice is disqualified or otherwise unable to hear cases.
  • Appoints the judges to the Ohio Court Claims, which has exclusive jurisdiction to hear cases involving plaintiffs seeking money damages against state entities.
Brunner was elected as an Associate Justice in November 2020, defeating incumbent Justice Judith French 55.3% to 44.7% garnering 2.69 million votes statewide. She won 14 of Ohio’s 16 Congressional districts, including 10 Republican Congressional districts. Brunner has never lost a general election.
Previously she served as a judge of the Tenth District Court of Appeals and the Franklin County Common Pleas Court. As a trial court judge Brunner founded the county’s adult felony drug court, known as the TIES (Treatment is Essential to Success) Program, now in its 17th year of operation.  She served as Ohio’s first and only female Secretary of State from 2007-2011, earning the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award, the nation’s most prestigious award for elected public servants.
This is the latest in a series of endorsements Brunner has already received, including:
  • Region 2B, United Auto Workers, Ohio State UAW Community Action Program Council, representing an additional 96,000 members
  • OAPSE/AFSCME, Ohio Association of Public School Employees
  • United Steelworkers (USW) District 1
  • Dayton Building and Construction Trades Council
  • Iron Workers Local Union No. 550, Canton
  • Laborers’ International Union of North America, Lorain County Local 758
  • Laborers Local Union No. 894, Akron
  • Laborers’ International Union of North America, Local No. 860, Cleveland
Ohio AFL-CIO Endorses Three Women for Congress: Beatty, Brown, and Kaptur Exemplify Leadership for Working People
The Ohio AFL-CIO announced that it has unanimously endorsed three Ohio women for Congress. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty, Congresswoman Shontel Brown and Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur each received an endorsement from the largest labor federation in Ohio.
“Ohio is fortunate to have such committed advocates for working people in Congress.,” said Ohio AFL-CIO President Tim Burga. “Each of them stands out in their own right, and in the context of history, they are front and center,” Burga said of three members of Congress. “We have Marcy Kaptur, the longest serving woman in the House of Representatives, ever. We have Joyce Beatty, chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, and we have Shontel Brown, a woman who is capably following on the legacy given to us by Stephanie Tubbs Jones and Marcia Fudge,” Burga said. “We need smart and determined leadership in Congress, and these women fill the bill,” he said. 
"I am honored to have the support of the AFL-CIO and its members, and will continue to stand beside American workers to fight for fair wages, job security, and advanced training opportunities," stated Brown. "The fight for American workers never ends, and I look forward to continuing the work in Washington."
"Our brothers and sisters in labor go to work every day to build up our nation and provide for themselves and their families,” Kaptur said. “It is an honor to have their support in our fight to protect and bolster America's Middle Class. Under the leadership of President Joe Biden, Congressional Democrats have delivered a once in a generation investment in jobs and infrastructure that is lifting up communities and growing our economy,’ she said. “But our work is not done, and with the backing of hardworking men and women across Ohio, we will continue our work to expand opportunity for the people who make, build, and grow that which makes, builds, and grows America," Kaptur said.
“I am honored to receive the endorsement of the Ohio AFL-CIO. I was proud to work hand in hand with the people of organized labor to pass the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill,” said Beatty. “I look forward to what we can accomplish together, including urging the Senate to pass the Build Back Better Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Act to improve the lives of working people across our state and the country,” she said. 
The Ohio AFL-CIO consists of 1.1 million union members and retirees who are affiliated through 41 international unions and 1,500 local unions.
Postal Workers Can Help Bind Our Nation – and Even Our Political Parties
A postal reform bill represents a rare opportunity for bipartisanship in Washington.
Since the founding of the U.S. Postal Service more than two centuries ago, postal workers have helped bind our nation and served as a lifeline for households in every zip code in the country. Amid the ongoing pandemic, postal workers continue to serve a crucial role, ensuring that mail, essentials like medicine, and Vote-by-Mail ballots got where they needed to go. The importance of the people’s public Postal Service has never been clearer.

In my 29 years with the Postal Service, first as a clerk and maintenance worker and now as the president of a union local, I’ve witnessed postal employees working harder than ever. Putting in 60 hours per week has become the norm as we sort and prepare the mail for delivery to every U.S. address. The task of preparing and sorting mail is made that much more challenging by the fact that as many as 20,000 workers at a time are unable to work due to COVID-19.

Right now, postal workers are delivering a billion free COVID-19 test kits to families across the country as part of a federal government initiative. We’ve never done this kind of consumer-fulfillment operation. In addition to sorting and delivering the kits, we’re also responsible for packing and labeling them. Postal workers are proud to take on this massive operation, and we sincerely hope it will aid in keeping our communities safer and, ultimately, putting the pandemic behind us.

Postal workers have demonstrated unparalleled dedication to our country in one of the most trying periods in modern history. Regardless of one’s political affiliations, the Postal Service enjoys broad bipartisan support. I’ve always been able to find common ground on the Postal Service — even in my swing state of Ohio. Whether I’m talking to family members or small business owner friends who otherwise have very different political views than my own, there’s no debate on the importance of USPS.

Everybody trusts the Postal Service and understands that it plays a vital role in our nation’s welfare. If we are to continue to fulfill our mission of binding this vast country, postal workers need support from Congress.

Even before the pandemic, USPS’ finances were stretched to the breaking point — and Congress deserves much of the blame. In 2006, they passed a law requiring the Postal Service to set aside billions of dollars every year to pre-fund retiree health care costs more than 75 years into the future. This “prefunding mandate,” which applies to no other federal agency or private corporation, has resulted in staggering financial losses. Between 2007 and 2020, it accounted for 84 percent of USPS financial losses.

The prefunding mandate continues to drain resources that would otherwise go towards much-needed investments, such as upgrading our vehicle fleet, providing additional services, and hiring more employees. As a result of the prefunding mandate, the postal unions have had to fight ‘cost-saving’ efforts that result in overworked postal employees, delayed mail, and attempts to sell off our most lucrative services to for-profit corporations.

Congressional action is desperately needed to pass the bipartisan Postal Reform Act, which would eliminate the prefunding mandate once and for all. This monumental piece of legislation would help put the Postal Service on a sound financial footing and allow for USPS to provide the kind of service this country deserves. On February 8th, it passed the House by a vote of 342 to 92. Now, it needs to pass the Senate, where it already has 14 Republicans, 12 Democrats, and 1 Independent on board.
Though the bill has bipartisan support, we can’t just sit back and assume it will sail through Congress. There’s always a risk that certain members of Congress will try to scuttle it and then blame the other side. That’s why, at this crucial time, we must apply pressure and tell our senators to vote ‘yes’ on Postal Reform. Politicians in Washington need to hear from their constituents that a win for the Postal Service is a win for everyone.
(Jim Sizemore is President of the Greater Cincinnati Area Local of the American Postal Workers Union.)
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Ohio Supreme Court Again Rejects Republicans’ State Legislative Maps
Ohio Supreme Court Again Rejects Republicans’ State Legislative MapsThe Ohio Supreme Court once again has struck down new state legislative maps as unconstitutionally slanted toward Republicans under Ohio’s new anti-gerrymandering rules.
In a ruling Monday evening, the court gave the Ohio Redistricting Commission until Feb. 17 to draw new Ohio House and Senate maps. Once again, retiring Republican Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor joined the court’s three Democrats in rejecting the latest set of maps, approved by redistricting commission Republicans on Jan. 22.
Written in the consenting opinion: "The commission’s choice to avoid a more proportional plan for no explicable reason points unavoidably toward an intent to favor the Republican Party. In reaching this conclusion, we are not unmindful of the fact that 20 is the number of senators necessary to constitute a veto-proof supermajority in the Senate."
Ohio AFL-CIO President Tim Burga stated that the Republicans on the Redistricting Commission are disregarding the will of the voters and creating unnecessary havoc in the electoral process by disregarding the ruling of the Supreme Court.
USW Rally in Findlay, OH
U.S Senator Sherrod Brown: Working For Working People!

State of the Race(s) in Ohio


The Ohio Supreme Court threw out the GOP’s gerrymandered maps for a second time, ordering the Redistricting Commission to redraw them again.

Get Involved
Last month, Citizens United turned 12 years old. That’s 12 years of dark money influencing our elections and elected officials. Share our petition calling for a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United.

Sherrod is leading the charge on bills that would bar members of Congress and Federal Reserve officials from trading stocks while in office. If you agree public officials should serve the American people -- not their stock portfolios -- sign our petition today.
Headlines from Ohio & Across the Country
Semiconductor manufacturer Intel announced it will invest $20 billion to open a factory in New Albany, Ohio, creating 10,000 new jobs.

The infrastructure bill secures investments to upgrade over 3,000 Ohio bridges, and already this year, Ohio has received $97 million to make repairs.

Justice Stephen Breyer will retire from the Supreme Court. Join Sherrod in calling for a replacement who’s committed to serving Americans -- not special interests.
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Support the Bengals and United Way
We are experiencing an amazing time for our city and our region. We are really excited to see how our community has united to rally around the Bengals. As we approach this exciting weekend, we plan to celebrate the Bengals’ commitment to being champions both on and off the field. 

To honor their commitment to the community, we are teaming up to make a positive impact through a community investment fund. Would you consider joining us to make this a moment of lasting impact for our community?

Any individual who gives $56 or more via the link below by Feb. 16 at 5 p.m. will be invited to Paul Brown Stadium to get their picture taken with the Super Bowl LVI™ trophy or AFC Championship™ trophy!
Funds raised will be used to invest in systems change in our community, focusing on priorities shared by the Bengals and United Way: education, hunger relief, and economic empowerment. 

If you are looking for another way to show your stripes this week, I invite you to join our team and make an investment that positively impacts our community. 

Who Dey and Go Bengals! 


Moira Weir
President/CEO, United Way of Greater Cincinnati
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, February 11 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, February 11, 2022 from daily data reporting to the Ohio Department of Health. These metrics are updated daily.
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