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Reader suggests a path to address poverty

To the editor: (Plain Press, August 2020)            With all the debate recently for amending the United States Constitution in favor of certain issues and/or those constituencies, perhaps a more appropriate amendment should guarantee each citizen of the United States the right to food, clothing, shelter and medical care.  Poverty is defined as the condition … Continue reading

Area businesses respond to pandemic in a variety of ways

Area businesses respond to pandemic in a variety of ways by Bruce Checefsky (Plain Press, June 2020)   Several days after Governor Mike DeWine announced that restaurants and bars in Ohio could reopen, the West Side Market parking lot was fuller than it had been in weeks. Missing were the Cleveland Street Chronicle vendors selling … Continue reading

Local economy faces uncertain future during COVID-19 pandemic

Local economy faces uncertain future during COVID-19 pandemic by Bruce Checefsky Sean Watterson is doing everything possible to keep his business from going under. As co-owner of the Happy Dog on Detroit Avenue in the Gordon Square arts district, he’s responsible for 30-40 full and part-time employees all of which have been laid off since … Continue reading

Cleveland Teachers Union elects new president

Cleveland Teachers Union elects new president (Plain Press, April 2020)   Cleveland Teachers Union members elected Shari Obrenski as their new president on March 13, 2020. Seventeen other officers won seats on the 24-member Executive Board in the week-long biennial election.    President Obrenski is only the second woman to hold the position of president … Continue reading

SEIU Local 1 Vice President Yanela Sims Responds to Sherwin-Williams Receiving $100 Million Incentive Package

SEIU Local 1 Vice President Yanela Sims Responds to Sherwin-Williams Receiving $100 Million Incentive Package The Fortune 500 company is set to receive $100 millions in taxpayer money even after leaving 34 Cleveland janitors and their families out in the cold  (Plain Press, February 2020) CLEVELAND – The following is a statement from SEIU Local 1 … Continue reading

Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 1 Janitor Terry Eddy Responds to Sherwin-Williams Co. Plan to Keep Company Headquarters in Cleveland

Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 1 Janitor Terry Eddy Responds to Sherwin–Williams Co. Plan to Keep Company Headquarters in Cleveland  Move comes after displacing 34 Cleveland janitors and their families, leaving them struggling to make ends meet  (Plain Press, February 2020) CLEVELAND –  The following is a statement from SEIU Local 1 janitor Terry Eddy in response … Continue reading

Medicaid expansion recipients in danger of losing coverage

Medicaid expansion recipients in danger of losing coverage (Plain Press, April 2019)    Northern Ohioans for Budget Legislation Equality (NOBLE) urges action on Ohio Senate bills that would undermine Medicaid expansion. In late April of 2018, The Ohio Department of Medicaid submitted a request to the federal government to create work requirements for those covered … Continue reading

Bond Accountability Commission examines CMSD’s construction workforce inclusion program

by Chuck Hoven (December 2018, Plain Press)        At its November meeting, the Bond Accountability Commission examined how the Cleveland Metropolitan School District was monitoring its workforce inclusion program and what resources are available to train Clevelanders interested in working in the construction trades. The Bond Accountability Commission (BAC), charged to be a watchdog on behalf … Continue reading

School to Apprenticeship Program offers Max Hayes students a path to become Union Journeymen Sheet Metal Workers

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, February 2018)        On Tuesday, January 23, 2018, the Cleveland Metropolitan School District CMSD) signed an agreement with the Sheet Metal Workers’ Local 33 Joint Apprenticeship Training Center (JATC) that will allow students in the Construction Program at Max Hayes High School a direct path into the Sheet Metal Workers’ Apprenticeship … Continue reading

LaborFest to pay tribute to the Industrial Workers of the World

(Plain Press, October 2017) The Labor Education and Arts Project’s Cleveland LaborFest, on October 13th and 14th, will feature a tribute to The Wobblies, The Industrial Workers of the World (IWW). Session one will feature a Wobbly Musical Road show on Friday October 13 at 7:30 p.m. at First Unitarian Church of Cleveland at 21600 … Continue reading

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