CINCINNATI (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden says this Labor Day finds unions under the most direct assault in generations and needing to fight to keep from losing hard-won rights.
Biden spoke Monday to a major labor gathering in Cincinnati, as Ohio unions are revving up a campaign to overturn a Republican-pushed law passed this year that restricts collective bargaining for the state's public employees. He says there is a battle across the country for "the heart and soul of the labor movement."
Local musician Tom Scheidt has died following an accident last week. Scheidt was a long-time member of the Miami Valley music scene, playing in a number of bands including Chazz and Orion—and was a founding member of Fannigan’s Isle in 1984. He was 63.
Maxine Skuba is a professional counselor and teaches Life/Work Planning classes at Wright State University, Clark State Community College and Antioch University Midwest. Over the last 16 years she has subdued her inner critic and is now comfortable with also being called a poet.
Here Skuba speaks with Conrad Balliet about writing as threapy, travel and inspiration.