Author Archives: Jason Perlman

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15 Aug
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Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Domestic Terror in Charlottesville, Virginia

Yesterday in Charlottesville, VA the nation and the world witnessed the hateful views and violent actions of white supremacists and neo-Nazis. This racism and bigotry is the worst kind of evil in our world and does not represent the true values ...

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04 Aug
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Senator Sherrod Brown Promotes the “Medicare at 55 Act”

Huffington Post, Daniel Marans In a sign that the Democratic Party is embracing more progressive health care ideas, eight Democratic senators announced Thursday that they were co-sponsoring legislation that would allow people 55 and older to buy into Medicare. Sen. ...

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02 Aug
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NAFTA Needs to Work for Working People

The U.S. Trade Representative recently released objectives for renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement that are vague, unambitious and that largely replicate those of the failed Trans-Pacific Partnership. We have fought hard for trade policy that works for working ...

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21 Jul
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Pres. Tim Burga’s Statement on Passing of UMWA, Labor Leader Babe Erdos

With great sadness, I inform you of the passing of longtime Ohio AFL-CIO Executive Board member, United Mine Worker brother, and friend, Babe Erdos. Babe began his work as a coal miner in Harrison County, OH with the Y&O company ...

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18 Jul
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Help Ohio’s Rich Cordray Takes On The Big Banks

Not so long ago, President Donald Trump along with many extreme Republicans promised to gut the The Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act which was a bipartisan effort passed in 2010 to protect working people due to the ...

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10 Jul
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Trump administration backs away from Obama overtime rule

  by Julia Horowitz   @juliakhorowitz Here’s why we get overtime pay The Trump administration is wading into the battle over overtime pay. The Justice Department will not defend an Obama-era rule that would make workers automatically eligible for overtime ...

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Gary Hefner, local union chapter 182 president, is seen Saturday, Feb. 22, 1997, standing in front of signs he put up after General Electric closed its plant in Hickory, N.C., and moved it to Mexico. Hefner, who worked at the plant making electrical transformers for 30 years, blames his job loss on the North American Free Trade Agreement. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)
30 Jun
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Labor Union Leaders Weigh In on NAFTA Renegotiation

By Tyrone Richardson, Bloomberg AFL-CIO officials and other labor advocates June 28 floated some marching orders for U.S. trade representatives as they start renegotiating the NAFTA trade pact later this year. Working families could benefit “from a renegotiated deal that ...

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29 Jun
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It’s Not A Healthcare Bill, It’s $250,000 For the Super Rich!

Thanks to you and thousands of other concerned Ohioans, Senator Rob Portman joined Senator Sherrod Brown in opposing the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017, or the Senate version of “Trumpcare.” While Sen. Brown has been leading the charge against ...

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27 Jun
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What You Need to Know About the Senate Health Care Bill

Jackie Tortora, June 23, 2017 This week, Senate Republicans unveiled their vision for health care in America. We won’t spend much time going over numbers and percentages (you can read that here), but here is what you need to know right now ...

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05 Jun
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Could Your Old Boss Keep You from Getting a New Job? In states like Ohio, it’s YES!

Jeremy Sprinkle June 2, 2017 Non-compete agreements and their increasing use by employers in low-wage and skilled trades industries was the topic of discussion on Wednesday, when the North Carolina State AFL-CIO held its first-ever Facebook Live chat with experts ...

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