Labor Council

Friday, May 21, 2021
Statement from the President
The history of the labor movement is the story of triumph over adversity. Throughout the generations, our movement has seen success in the face of difficult odds. And now this generation of union members is taking up the mantle of leadership. We will overcome any obstacle to reach our goal. Our goal is to rejuvenate our movement and rebuild our economy so every worker has the chance to get ahead. And the PRO Act is the road map to get there.

Unions tilt the balance of power from employers to workers, ensure all workers are treated equally and that workers earn a living wage to support a family.

AFL-CIO Calls for Union Training in Community Relations for Cops
WASHINGTON—May 19, 2021 10:03 AM CDT  BY MARK GRUENBERG - The labor movement is attempting to tackle head on the nationwide scourge of police violence and in particular the continued killing by cops of unarmed Black people. Labor leaders have a vision of an America where large numbers of heavily armed militarized police are never sent in to serve a summons on an unarmed Black man, like they were recently in North Carolina, resulting in his death.

REGISTER NOW!! Cincinnati Labor Council 34th Annual Golf Tournament Friday, August 6

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 above 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.
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!
Register for the AFL-CIO District Meetings
Our fight for working people crosses state lines, so we have to work together. Let’s make sure we’re united in our message and strategy. Join labor leaders, activists and staff from your region of the country as we come together virtually for this year’s AFL-CIO District Meetings. This year’s theme is “Passing the PRO Act and Winning a Workers First Agenda.” Workshops will offer the tools and resources we need to pass the policy changes that will build a better country.
To register for the Great Lakes District meeting, click here.
To register for the Midwest District meeting, click here.
An Update From Our Ohio AFL-CIO Field Rep
Brothers and Sister, 

Here's a few items we all need to keep on our radar going forward:

AFL-CIO Great Lakes District Meeting
Brothers and Sisters, as we move towards Summer 2021, I wanted invite you all to the all-important AFL-CIO Great Lakes District Meeting. This years meeting will be Virtual and accessible from anywhere with Internet connection. Like previous years, Ohio has always had a big turn out and we want to continue that trend in 2021! Please RSVP for the upcoming Great Lakes District meeting, June 3, 2021.
Voter Registration
With the end of the first phase of Labor 2021, I wanted to take the opportunity to encourage Leaders, Members and Activists to distribute voter registration forms and links to their unions and communities. As you know, the key to winning elections is voter power! Lets build that power by getting our friends and family registered. Please download voter registration or request forms from the CLC today! 
Julien Johnson (He/Him/His), Southwest State Representative, Ohio AFL-CIO, 614-312-4507,
Sen. Sherrod Brown: Working For Working People!
Must Watch TV: Rep. Tim Ryan Unloads on GOP Opposition to Jan. 6 Inquiry
Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) on May 19 slammed Republican members of Congress opposing the formation of a commission to investigate the Jan. 6 Capitol attack, accusing them of not “living in reality.” Subscribe to The Washington Post on YouTube:
Invitation to We the People’s Forum Featuring Everyday Americans
Dear all,

I’m writing to specially invite you to participate in We the People’s Forum, a new online Braver Angels forum featuring everyday American voices working for a more unified America. It’s happening on Monday, May 24, 8:00-9:30 pm EST. Register here.

The question for this forum is, “How Can We America’s Political System Work for the Working Class.” The two speakers will be Jason Clark, a working-class Black progressive Bernie Sanders supporter, and Lance Nickol, a working-class White conservative Trump supporter. Both believe that politicians and corporations have rigged the system and intentionally divide Americans for their own gain.

In this conversation, we’ll take a deep dive into how we might together find ways to solve one of America's biggest challenges.

There will be plenty of time for discussion, including a time for people who see themselves as working class to weigh in and add to the conversation. And regardless of how you see yourself, we’d love for you to be there – to listen, to ask questions, and to see how a diverse group of We the People might be able to reduce the hate and strengthen our democratic republic.  

And we hope you can join us for this and future segments of We the People’s Forum. The idea is to feature the stories and perspectives of ordinary Americans whom we often don’t hear from directly in the media and in the public conversation. We’ll hear from people of all races, classes, and places on the issues of the day.
Hope you can join!

David Lapp
Co-founder; Director of The Working People's Project 
Braver Angels 
c: (513)-268-6233
We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. — Abraham Lincoln, 1862
Be a Part of Something BIG
together we can bring an end to hunger.

My favorite part of Hunger Walk is that it brings together a community who cares. Every step we take is in support of our neighbors in need—and together we make great strides toward an end to hunger in the tristate.

Feeding America expects a 5% increase in overall hunger and a 9% increase in childhood hunger long-term as a result of the pandemic.

This is why your participation is more important than ever before. Will you join us and help fight hunger head on?

To participate, simply register, ask your family and friends to support you, and then get in your steps however you wish. When you do, make sure to take a picture and share on social with the hashtag #cincyhungerwalk so we can see you in action!

When the tristate community comes together, there’s nothing we can’t accomplish. Join us for this year’s Virtual Hunger Walk!
Kurt L. Reiber
President & CEO
Freestore Foodbank
PS: Be sure to choose the local agency you’d like to support as part of your registration!

1141 Central Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Phone: 513-482-4500
© 2021 Freestore Foodbank, All rights reserved.
Co-op Cincy’s Union Co-op Symposium 2021

We hope you can join us!
Economics of well-being: Building a just economy
Co-op Cincy’s Union Co-op Symposium 2021
November 12-13, 2021
(In July we will determine whether it is virtual or in person or some fun combo!)

We want your feedback! Help us to create a super useful experience for you!

Click on this link to complete the survey
The new world can't wait. Help us build our solidarity economy:

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Introducing the New
Dear United Way friends,

We recently launched a new website at
The new site is vibrant, easy to navigate, accessible to those with disabilities and mobile-friendly. It provides a fresh look, with enhanced features, functionality and information flow. You’ll find information about our work, mission and priorities more quickly. Your experience will be better.

Because a website is often the first impression of an organization, we carefully designed ours to connect with you. To tell you what we stand for and how you can be involved. To communicate the United Way of Greater Cincinnati brand. To spur excitement and support of our work.

But this website is about more than just United Way. This is about you. How you impact our community. How you are volunteeringadvocating and supporting your neighbors. How you can unite with like-minded people passionate about creating community change.

Take a look around. We hope it informs and inspires.

Moira Weir
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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).
COVID-19 Update
Courtesy of Government Strategies Group, LLC
Current COVID-19 Data

Data as of May 17th, at 2pm. There were 119.9 cases per 100,000 Ohioans (updated Thursdays).
  • 1,091,623 total cases
  • 19,528 deaths
  • 58,049 hospitalizations and 7,986 ICU admissions

Amended Mask Order
The Ohio Department of Health amended the mask health order to conform with recent CDC guidance that allows people who have been vaccinated to stop wearing masks in public. People who have not been vaccinated should still wear a mask. 
  • CDC guidance and the Ohio health order recommend that everyone still wear a mask in healthcare settings, when traveling on public transportation (including airplanes), and at businesses that chose to require masks. 
  • Businesses have the choice whether or not to mandate masks for employees and patrons.
  • Masks are still required in congregate settings (i.e., nursing homes) or in settings with high levels of unvaccinated individuals (i.e., schools). 
  • Click here to view the amended health order. 

Youth Vaccinations
The following points and links were provided by the Governor's Office.  
  • The Ohio Department of Health has created a new Frequently Asked Questions document to answer common questions from parents, guardians, and youth about COVID-19 vaccines. 
  • The document shares information about the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine, parental consent, where children can be vaccinated, and more.
  • Just like adults, youth can be vaccinated at many locations across the state that are offering the Pfizer vaccine.
  • This vaccine is available at Children’s Hospitals, as well as a number of regular hospitals, local health departments, retail pharmacies, community health centers, primary care physicians, and some pediatricians.
  • Parents who would like their child to be vaccinated at their pediatrician's office are encouraged to call the office first and ask if they are administering the Pfizer vaccine.
  • Pediatricians that are not yet registered to be vaccine providers are encouraged to sign up. Pediatricians and other potential vaccine providers can find more information at

The million dollar vaccination drawing will be an opt-in program. To register, visit


Ohio's central scheduling system:
All vaccine providers:
Hamilton County COVID testing:
Hamilton County
Clermont County
Brown County
Butler County
Warren County
Other News For and About Working People: