Author Archives: Jason Perlman

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16 Mar
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Senator Portman: #DoYourJob

Today, President Obama announced that he will nominate Merrick Garland to the U.S. Supreme Court. We need to tell Rob Portman and Republicans in the Senate to do their job and hold confirmation hearings and a vote. Garland, 63, is ...

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07 Mar
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Leonard Pitts Jr. commentary: GOP, not Trump, is its own worst enemy

“If he was for it, we had to be against it” is a quote by former U.S. Sen. George Voinovich in the “The New New Deal” by Michael Grunwald. The “he” is President Barack Obama. The “we” is the Republican ...

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03 Mar
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AFL-CIO Pres. Richard Trumka on Trump: He’s An Anti-American Bigot

Full speech here: http://www.aflcio.org/Press-Room/Speeches/At-the-2016-OPCMIA-West-Coast-Business-Managers-Meeting (Fort Lauderdale, Florida – March 3, 2016) – In a speech today to the Plasterer’s and Cement Workers union (OPCMIA), AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka challenged Donald Trump’s appeal to working class voters: Trumka said. We must ...

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Ohio AFL-CIO Pres. Tim Burga visits USW members locked out at ATI.
02 Mar
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With Help From Sen. Sherrod Brown, Illegally Locked-Out USW Workers Get Contract

(PITTSBURGH) — Members of the United Steelworkers (USW) union at specialty steelmaker Allegheny Technologies Inc. ratified a four-year contract that, pending approval from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), ends a six-month illegal lockout imposed by the company on 2,200 ...

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25 Feb
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Sign The Petition & Tell Sen. Portman: #DoYourJob

Working people like us work hard and do the job we were paid to do every day. We don’t just do the parts of the job that we like or choose when to show up on the job. Sadly, we ...

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19 Feb
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Trumka to Senate Republicans, ‘#DoYourJob’ and Consider the Nominee for the Supreme Court Vacancy

  Jackie Tortora America’s working people get up every day and do their jobs, and they expect their elected leaders to do the same. AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka has a message for Senate Republicans who are signaling they will place ...

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16 Feb
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Ohio GOP Wants A Tax Break for Hiring Temps? Give Us a Break!!

Guest Column from Wendy Patton, Policy Matters Ohio Growing use of temporary workers has benefited corporations at the expense of workers, who often earn low wages and have no benefits or job security. Yet instead of trying to help workers ...

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16 Feb
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How Scalia’s Death Affects This Term’s Biggest Supreme Court Cases (I.E. Friedrichs)

Because of the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, the Supreme Court will likely be left with just eight justices for the rest of its term—four reliable liberals, three reliable conservatives, and one Anthony Kennedy, who leans to the right but ...

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11 Feb
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Ohio Supreme Court Rules For Corporations & Against Workers, Public Safety…. Yet Again

Westerville – In what appears to be a purely political decision, the Ohio Supreme Court has ruled against the Ohio Civil Service Employees Association regarding the sale of the Lake Erie Correctional Facility in Ashtabula County and the privatization of ...

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10 Feb
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Statement by Ohio AFL-CIO President Tim Burga On New Federal Trade Deficit Data

Columbus, OH – On February 5th the U.S. Department of Commerce announced that the national trade deficit had risen to $531.5 billion for 2015, up $23.2 billion or 4.6 percent from 2014. The data indicate that the U.S. trade deficit ...

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