Author Archives: Jason Perlman

hire local
06 Nov
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Hiring Agreement Calls For More Local Workers, Apprenticeship Programs

By Steve Brown • Oct 31, 2017 Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther’s administration is testing a new arrangement with a construction union to use more local workers to build a new fire station. The mayor’s office says the Community Benefits Agreement ...

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Defendrally1
02 Nov
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Unions Are Cool!

Rick Paulas, VICE I heard this joke on a tour of an old Oakland theater: The guide was talking about how, after a renovation, workers carried a bulky, antique couch up two flights of stairs. “They said it used to ...

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BurgaConvention2
24 Oct
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“All of Us or None of Us”

Today, more than 1,200 union delegates and convention attendees joined together in St. Louis for the first day of the AFL-CIO 2017 Convention. Here are some of the key moments from the AFL-CIO Convention in St. Louis. The convention delegates unanimously re-elected ...

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24 Oct
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We Are the American Labor Movement, and We Will Not Be Denied

Here are key excerpts from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka’s opening remarks from the 2017 AFL-CIO Convention: Brothers and sisters, St. Louis is a historical gateway to the American frontier, in many ways to the American Dream—many unionists trace their roots ...

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unionsportsmens
18 Oct
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Union Volunteers Revitalize Dayton, Ohio’s Lakeside Lake

Written by: Kate Nation, Union Sportsmen’s Alliance Dayton, Ohio, Mayor Nan Whaley joined the Ohio AFL-CIO, Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) and local volunteers and community leaders on the shore of West Dayton’s Lakeside Lake on October 11, to celebrate recent ...

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sherrod copy
18 Oct
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OHIO AFL-CIO Endorses Sherrod Brown For Re-Election To Senate

Burga cites Brown’s firm stances on trade, freedoms for working people as impetus for unanimous vote.   The executive board of the Ohio AFL-CIO announced today that it has unanimously voted to endorse Senator Sherrod Brown as he seeks re-election ...

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Supreme-Court
28 Sep
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Supreme Court again will consider mandatory fees to public-employee unions

With a conservative majority back in place, the Supreme Court on Thursday announced it will once again hear a challenge to the required payment of fees to public-employee unions, an important but controversial tool for the American labor movement. Some ...

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sherrod copy
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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labor-day-2017
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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