Library workers succeed in organizing, but still face union election

Library workers at one central Ohio library system have strived for nearly a year to organize and form a union. Steadily inching ever closer to achieving their goal, they face one more hurdle — the election to determine if the Union has the right to exist.

Ohio Federation of Teachers President Melissa Cropper has worked closely with the workers in their efforts and is proud of what they have accomplished. In the latest AWF Union Podcast, Cropper discussed the organizing drive, the challenges the workers faced and the need for an election despite being the only library in Ohio yet to unionize. Continue reading

Lawmakers take aim at Critical Race Theory throughout the U.S.

Public schools and teachers have become a frequent target for some politicians. There are a variety of reasons, ranging from how schools are funded to what is being taught in the classroom.

Ohio Federation of Teachers President Melissa Cropper joined America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss school funding in Ohio, broadband issues in the state, why Critical Race Theory is currently getting so much attention and more. Continue reading

ATM Coalition discusses investment in U.S. infrastructure

Ed Mortimer of the Americans for Transportation Mobility (ATM) coalition spoke with America’s Work Force Radio Podcast on July 21 about the investment in domestic infrastructure. Continue reading

Promises Not Kept: Failure to Deliver on Massive Construction Project

Dan O’Brien, Author at Business Journal Daily, spoke with America’s Work Force Radio Podcast on May 19 to speak about the Business Journal and Pro Publica’s investigation into the seemingly abandoned Chill-Can campus project. Continue reading

Fight for Education Discussed on America’s Work Force

Melissa Cropper, president of the Ohio Federation of Teachers (OFT) spoke with America’s Work Force on Feb. 18 to discuss teachers fighting for their student’s education. Continue reading

Coalition for the Homeless Discussed on America’s Work Force

Molly Martin, development and communications with the Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless spoke with America’s Work Force on Jan. 21 about their cold weather month community plans. Continue reading