Author Archives: Jason Perlman

epa03683424 Workers demonstrate to protest against consumption tax and Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) after the May Day rally in Tokyo, Japan, 01 May 2013.  About 21,000 workers gathered for the May day rally.  EPA/KIMIMASA MAYAMA
12 Jan
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How to Tell TPP is a Bad Deal

his article originally appeared at The Huffington Post. How do you tell if the 12-country Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a good deal or a bad one? Consider the recent climate summit agreement in Paris. Nearly 200 countries negotiated the deal, ...

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18 Dec
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Opinion: Friedrichs v. California Teachers Could Prevent Workers From Organizing

From NBC News It’s already too difficult for too many Americans to get by, let alone get ahead. Unfortunately, Black folks, who face an unemployment rate nearly twice that of the national average and median family incomes approximately 40 percent ...

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14 Dec
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Wal-Mart’s growing trade deficit with China has displaced more than 400,000 U.S. jobs

A Conservative Estimate of ‘The Wal-Mart Effect’ In the long history of false promises made by trade negotiators, the claim that China’s entry into the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 2001 would reduce the U.S. trade deficit with China and ...

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11 Dec
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Opinion: ‘Right to work’ a tired, failed proposal

As Appeared in Cincinnati Enquirer Carolyn Park is an executive board member of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 232, representing employees of the Cincinnati Public School system. Working people have taken a beating in ...

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04 Dec
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Fight economic inequality with collective bargaining

Thomas E. Perez, Free Press guest writer In 2008, two of the Detroit Three automakers came to the federal government requesting a multibillion-dollar package to avoid bankruptcy and catastrophic job losses. But all three also needed their employees to buy ...

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01 Dec
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Extreme Republicans Have Hearing on Right To Work Is Wrong

While we are looking forward to spending time with our loved ones this holiday season, Republicans in the Ohio House of Representatives announced on November 24 they will hold a hearing onTuesday, Dec. 1 on Right To Work is Wrong ...

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30 Nov
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Slashing benefits won’t fix Ohio’s jobless mess

Commentary by: TIM BURGA http://www.toledoblade.com/Opinion/2015/11/29/Slashing-benefits-won-t-fix-Ohio-s-jobless-mess.html A bill that supporters say would “reform” Ohio’s unemployment compensation system is moving through the General Assembly. The measure is horribly misconceived; if it becomes law, it will undermine the intended function of the entire ...

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19 Nov
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AFL-CIO Files Shareholder Proposals to Ban Wall Street ‘Government Service Golden Parachutes’

The AFL-CIO Office of Investment submitted a new round of shareholder proposals urging six of the largest Wall Street banks to ban special compensation packages for banking executives who leave for government positions. The proposals address the controversial practice of ...

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16 Nov
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Sign Petition To Stop Billionaire, Right-Wing Extremists From Attacking Working People

Right-wing billionaires like the Koch Brothers are pushing a Supreme Court case called Friedrichs v California Teachers Association that could make it much more difficult for public service workers to come together, speak up, and get ahead. This could have ...

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12 Nov
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House Bill 394 looks to reduce unemployment benefits & expand the definition of “just firing”

From Policy Matters Ohio State Rep. Barbara Sears yesterday introduced legislation, House Bill 394, that would drastically overhaul Ohio’s unemployment compensation (UC) system. The bill would dramatically reduce benefits and create new hurdles to get them in the first place. ...

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