AFSCME Council 8 President John A. Lyall speaks to undergraduates at Ohio University

AFSCME Council 8 President John A. Lyall, standing, and Ohio AFL-CIO President Tim Burga were guest lecturers at an undergraduate course focused on organized labor offered at Ohio University.

JAL_OUThe for-credit course is an outgrowth of recent organizing activities and was promoted by the faculty and student organizations. Currently, Ohio Council 8 is working with the Resident Advisors seeking to form a union for the individuals who play a vital role in the success of Ohio University’s on-campus life experience.

OU’s resident advisors approached AFSCME as a natural fit because the university’s blue collar service and maintenance workers are represented by AFSCME Local 1699
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“We’re talking about labor’s history, but also showing how that heritage holds the solutions to the same questions workers have always faced – including today’s workers. Will I have a job, will the pay be fair, will it be safe, will I be treated with respect? On a level playing field labor wins on these issues,” Lyall said.

Currently, the organizing committee committed to continuing our organizing effort..

 

 

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