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via News5: The U.S. Census Bureau is hiring hundreds of people in Northeast Ohio to help count the 2020 population. The agency is kicking off a national hiring week, hosting events throughout the country to find eligible workers. If you’re hired, you will be one of the people tasked to count the entire population of […]

The Cleveland NAACP recently passed a resolution endorsing Raise Up Cleveland’s fight for a $15 minimum wage. According to a news release, Raise Up Cleveland Spokesperson Minister Kyle Earley released the following statement in response: “We are so grateful for the Cleveland NAACP’s support of our efforts to lift up families in Cleveland by giving […]

Seventeen miners were trapped 900 feet underground in a salt mine in upstate New York after an elevator broke down late Wednesday night, local officials said. The miners weren’t in any danger, Tompkins County officials told CBS Elmira, N.Y. affiliate WENY. A county spokesperson said efforts were underway to rescue the miners from the Cargill-owned […]

  President Barack Obama will sign an executive order on Wednesday setting a minimum wage of $10.10 per hour for workers under federal contracts, an administration official confirmed to The Huffington Post. The signing will take place at the White House, where the president is expected to be flanked by low-wage workers who called on […]

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will sign an executive order on Wednesday setting a minimum wage of $10.10 per hour for workers under federal contracts,…

  Many Clevelanders are forced to brave the cold for their line of work. Imagine having to install windows on a cold, winter night. Several employees with V.I.P Contractors have been busy working long hours on a restoration project at a building on 13th St. They’ve been on the job for the past six weeks starting […]

A Cleveland city worker was killed in a riding lawn mower accident at Archmere Park at West 45th Street and Archmere in Old Brooklyn. It happened around 10 a.m. 19 Action News has learned the worker was riding a large lawn mower when he somehow went over an embankment and into a creek. The mower landed on top of […]

Hostess Brands Inc. is permanently closing three bakeries following a nationwide strike by its bakers union. The maker of Twinkies, Ding Dongs and Wonder Bread said Monday that the strike has prevented it from producing and delivering products, and it is closing bakeries in Seattle, St. Louis and Cincinnati. The facilities employ 627 workers. Hostess, […]

Two workers were injured while working on scaffolding at the federal building in downtown Cleveland when the storm hit Thursday night. The workers were doing construction on the Anthony J. Celebrezze Federal Building on East Ninth and Lakeside Avenue. Seven stories up, the scaffolding platform started swaying with the high winds and crashed scaffolding on […]

Columbia Gas reports that 1,500 residents of Elyria are without gas Friday evening. Ray Frank with Columbia Gas said the company had a mechanical device malfunction today, but it was repaired Friday afternoon. Now, 60 workers have to visit all the homes affected to turn off their valve, resume flow to the house, then come […]

EAST CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – East Cleveland Mayor Gary Norton is expected to announce a massive layoff of city workers, including police and fire/EMS, at Tuesday night’s East Cleveland City Council meeting. 44% of police, 31% of firefighters and 44% of city service workers received layoff notices Tuesday. Mayor Norton will provide additional details during his public […]

WASHINGTON — Postal workers and their supporters plan to rally in congressional districts across the country Tuesday afternoon, hoping to convince their representatives that cuts being considered to the U.S. Postal Service’s system and workforce are unnecessary and counterproductive. So far, their argument has been drowned out amidst grave declarations of a financial crisis at […]