Author Archives: Jason Perlman

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20 Sep
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BROWN FIGHTS FOR WORKERS, SEEKS TO BAN LAWS THAT MAKE IT HARDER TO FORM UNIONS

Senator’s Plan to Make Hard Work Pay Off for Ohioans Notes Declining Union Membership Has Fueled Declining Value of Work WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today introduced legislation to prevent states from introducing so-called “right-to-work” laws that ...

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collectivebargaining
19 Sep
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Help Protect Collective Bargaining In Ohio

House Bill 298, which was recently introduced in the Ohio General Assembly, is the latest extreme attack on our freedom to bargain for a better life. This bill would severely limit the rights of working people by curtailing what they ...

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04 Sep
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On Labor Day, let’s commit to a trade policy worth celebrating

Tim Burga, President Ohio AFL-CIO Labor Day is a day well worth celebrating.  Created by the trade union movement in the late 19th century, Labor Day became a federal holiday in 1894.  As we have done through many generations, we ...

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31 Aug
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Laboring on Labor Day

Overview Labor Day is an occasion to honor the achievements of working people. For many Americans it is also the last long weekend off before the end of summer. It’s a day to spend time with family and loved ones ...

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22 Aug
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Ohio’s Richard Cordray, head of the @CFPB: Let Consumers Sue Companies

New York Times Op-Ed by Richard Cordray, Director Consumer Financial Protection Bureau When a data breach at Home Depot in 2014 led to losses for banks nationwide, a group of banks filed a class-action lawsuit seeking compensation. Companies have the ...

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hatenohome
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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