Author Archives: Jason Perlman

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19 Aug
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Ohio AFL-CIO and Allies to Hold Rally to Defend the Real American Dream

Working people to speak up together against harmful agenda of billionaire-funded group Hundreds of working people from across Ohio will descend upon the planned Americans for Prosperity conference in Columbus on Friday to protest the harmful agenda that the billionaire-funded ...

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14 Aug
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It’s time for a big push for labor to organize

We are at an economic crossroads. The economy is finally humming along, but we’re seeing increasingly terrible working conditions, at both the high and low ends of the income ladder. The economic problem of this generation in the United States ...

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22 Jul
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Rally To #DefendTheDream & Spread the Word #RightToWorkIsWrong

Workers, retirees and those shut out of an economy that is only working for the 1% are needed to DOWNLOAD THE FLYER, attend and help build a crowd for a Workers’ Rally in Columbus, OH on the morning of Friday, ...

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16 Jul
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Koch-Funded Veterans Group Lobbying to Privatize, Profit Off Our Veterans

Just around the time VoteVets.org – the nation’s largest progressive veterans group (now with over 400,000 supporters) – was launched, a conservative counterpart called Vets for Freedom was launched. Unlike VoteVets, Vets for Freedom, headed by Army Veteran Pete Hegseth ...

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14 Jul
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Extreme GOP Look To Hijack Public Schools

During the flurry of legislative activity the last week of session before summer break, a non-controversial education bill (House Bill 70) was hijacked by extreme GOP leaders and the Youngstown Chamber of Commerce. Governor John Kasich along with these extremists ...

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US postal workers demonstrate outside a Staples store in Los Angeles, California, April 24, 2014. Postal workers in 27 states protested against a partnership between the US Postal Service and office supply company Staples Inc. to run postal counters at its retail stores.   AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK        (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
13 Jul
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Big Win For Postal Service Employees… Don’t Buy Staples!

NLRB Strikes Major Blow To USPS-Staples Deal – Until The Decision Is Final, All Consumers Are Encouraged: Don’t Buy Staples! In a major blow to the Postal Service’s privatization deal with Staples, Region 5 of the National Labor Relations Board ...

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Ohio Democratic Party Voted To Oppose Fast Track of TPP.
09 Jul
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Fast Track Was Just the Beginning…

Celeste Drake, AFL-CIO All I can say is: wow. I’ve been working on stopping Fast Track for years now and I can tell you that—even though Congress pulled some last-minute political maneuvering to get Fast Track passed last month—we beat ...

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02 Jul
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Amalgamated Transit Union Local 627 and Cincinnati AFL-CIO Labor Council file Streetcar lawsuit against the City of Cincinnati and SORTA

July 1, 2015 – Late this afternoon, the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 627, the Cincinnati AFL-CIO Labor Council and a city resident, filed an Action in Mandamus and Temporary Restraining Order Injunction against the City of Cincinnati and the ...

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30 Jun
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A Hard Day’s Work Deserves a Fair Day’s Pay

It’s been a good few days for America. On Thursday, the Supreme Court reaffirmed the Affordable Care Act. It is here to stay. And, Democrats and Republicans in Congress paved the way for the United States to rewrite the rules ...

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25 Jun
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Statement by Ohio AFL-CIO President Tim Burga On US Senate Passage of Trade Promotion Authority Legislation

Columbus, OH – Today (June 15, 2015) the United States Senate passed the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) bill, clearing the way for “fast track” consideration of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement. In reaction to TPA’s passage, Ohio AFL-CIO President ...

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