Service + Solidarity Spotlight: Ohio University Workers Rally to Save Jobs

Service + Solidarity Spotlight: Ohio University Workers Rally to Save Jobs

Southeast Ohio Area Labor Federation
Southeast Ohio Area Labor Federation

During the COVID-19 pandemic and widespread protests in response to the killing of George Floyd, working people across the United States have stepped up to help out our friends, neighbors and communities. In our new Service + Solidarity Spotlight series, we’ll showcase one of those stories every day. Here’s today’s story.

In Athens, Ohio, Southeast Ohio Area Labor Federation President John Johnson (AFSCME) coordinated a protest last week with dozens of members of AFSCME Local 1699 at Ohio University, demanding that pending layoffs of 140 workers be stopped and that all furloughed workers be brought back. Union members also demanded that Ohio University President Duane Nellis proactively work for the passage of the HEROES Act, which could provide $37 billion in federal aid to higher education.

Kenneth Quinnell
Tue, 06/16/2020 – 10:43

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Updated: June 23, 2020 — 11:46 am