North Shore Federation of Labor


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As educators, school counselors, paraprofessionals, and school support staff, part of their job is ensuring that all of our students — no matter their color, background, or zip code — receive a quality public education rooted in an honest and comprehensive curriculum.

Their ability to do their job is under increasing attack from out of touch politicians and pundits who have no understanding of what is and is not happening in our schools yet seek to sow division and discord. Take action today and tell your legislators to oppose House Bill 322 and 327, which would create an environment of fear in our schools, preventing Ohio students from receiving an honest and accurate education.

HB 322 and HB 327 are dangerous bills that are part of an orchestrated national effort. Similar bills in at least seven states have already banned discussing or teaching concepts about racism and sexism in the U.S., as well as any discussions about conscious and unconscious bias, privilege, discrimination, and oppression.

In 2019, Michigan filed a lawsuit seeking to shut down parts of the Enbridge 5 pipeline that passes under the Straits of Mackinac, waterways that connect Lake Huron and Lake Michigan between the state’s upper and lower peninsulas. Jobs are in jeopardy and the financial viability of the Toledo plant and community are in jeopardy. Losing Line 5 could result not only in lost jobs for Local 912 members, but shuttered restaurants, gas stations, hotels, grocery stores and other businesses in the area around the refinery.

Recent News

AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler discussed the economy and jobs with the Christian Science Monitor. She also reflected on becoming the first woman to lead the union. The organization’s previous president, Richard Trumka, passed away in August 2021. Other topics discussed included workers' rights legislation and the upcoming midterm elections. 

Watch the segment on C-SPAN.

CTU Local 279 President Shari Obrenski delivered testimony at the first Ohio Redistricting Commission Hearing at Cleveland State on Monday, August 23rd. Check out here entire testimony here!

The executive council of the AFL-CIO held a special meeting last week to name their next leader, following the death of the labor federation’s longtime president, Richard Trumka. For the first time in the organization’s history, they chose a woman. Liz Shuler, 51, had served as the federation’s second-in-command under Trumka since they were elected together in 2009. Despite the sad and unusual circumstances of the succession ― Trumka died on Aug.

The House of Representatives on Tuesday voted to proceed with President Biden’s $3.5 trillion budget resolution, along with the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. The Build Back Better agenda contains many of the labor movement’s priorities, including growing Medicare, expanding sick leave and child care, increasing investments in education and combating climate change. The John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act will expand voting rights across the country.