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Cleveland in Cuyahoga County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Ohio AFL-CIO

 
 
The Ohio AFL-CIO Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, April 11, 2009
1. The Ohio AFL-CIO Marker
Inscription.  Following the national merger of the American Federation of Labor (AFL) and the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) in 1955, more than 2,000 labor delegates representing one million union members convened at the Cleveland Public Auditorium for the founding convention of the Ohio AFL-CIO in 1958. This leading labor organization achieved significant advances in the quality of life and security for working Ohioans during the second half of the twentieth century in areas of civil rights, workers' compensation, and unemployment insurance. Its notable legislative successes include the passage of a public employee collective bargaining bill in 1983 and a voter referendum that protected worker's compensation in 1997.
 
Erected 2003 by the Ohio Bicentennial Commission, Ohio AFL-CIO, and the Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 79-18.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Labor Unions. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list.
 
Location.
The Ohio AFL-CIO Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, April 11, 2009
2. The Ohio AFL-CIO Marker
41° 30.267′ N, 81° 41.598′ W. Marker is in Cleveland, Ohio, in Cuyahoga County. Marker is at the intersection of Lakeside Avenue and East 6th Street on Lakeside Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland OH 44114, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Burnham Mall (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Terry v. Ohio (approx. ¼ mile away); Arch C. Klumph (approx. ¼ mile away); Navy Bicentennial (approx. ¼ mile away); Ohio State Bar Association (approx. ¼ mile away); Dear General, We have met the enemy and they are ours (approx. ¼ mile away); Com. Oliver Hazard Perry (approx. ¼ mile away); The Arcade (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cleveland.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 14, 2009, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 964 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 15, 2009, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.
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Jul. 11, 2020