Remarkable Ohio


Below is a complete listing of all Ohio Historical Markers. To find a detailed marker listing including text, photographs, and locations, click on a county below. Our listing is updated by the markers program as new markers are installed and older markers are reported damaged or missing.

ALERT: Marker given a duplicate number 78-18 ('The Fight for the Eight-Hour Day'). It will be corrected to #79-18 when possible.

78-18 The Ohio AFL-CIO

Side A: 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.
Side B: Same
Sponsors: Ohio Bicentennial Commission, Ohio AFL-CIO, and The Ohio Historical Society
Address: 500 Lakeside Drive E, 
Location: SW corner of Lakeside Avenue E and E 6th Street
Latitude: 41.5044470
Longitude: -81.6933240