Author Archives: Jason Perlman

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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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11 Nov
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Don’t Let Special Interests Break Our Promise to America’s Veterans

This post originally appeared at AFGE. Some elected officials and organizations, including the misleadingly named Koch brothers-funded front group Concerned Veterans for America, have bashed the Department of Veterans Affairs at every opportunity. The problem with these people is their ultimate ...

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11 Nov
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Statement by Ohio AFL-CIO President Tim Burga on Pending Unemployment Compensation Legislation

Columbus, OH – Ohio AFL-CIO President Tim Burga issued the following statement on the unemployment compensation reform bill, House Bill 394, introduced today by State Representative Barbara Sears. “The unemployment compensation reform legislation introduced today is an incredibly imbalanced approach ...

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Ohio Democratic Party Voted To Oppose Fast Track of TPP.
09 Nov
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‘The Hardworking Families of the AFL-CIO Will Join with Our Allies to Defeat the TPP,’ says Trumka

By: Jackie Tortora, AFL-CIO After the text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) was released, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka made the following statement: After six long years, the secrecy is over. The public finally has a chance to scrutinize the text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership ...

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19 Oct
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Union calls for immediate halt to practices that left female Correction Officer alone with inmates

The union representing the majority of employees who work in Ohio’s state prison are crying foul today after a female Correction Officer was taken hostage on Sunday morning at Mansfield Correctional Institution (ManCI). Leaders of the Ohio Civil Service Employees ...

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08 Oct
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Burga to Boston Globe: After each one of these so-called free trade deals, we’ve been losing manufacturing jobs,.”

Ohio, a key swing state, has lost more than 320,000 manufacturing jobs since 2001, said Tim Burga, president of Ohio AFL-CIO. He said the union will back only a presidential candidate who supports American workers. “After each one of these ...

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05 Oct
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Watch Ed Schultz’s Keynote Address before AFL-CIO Members in Youngstown, OH

Ed Shultz appeared Oct. 2 in Youngstown, Ohio to give the keynote address to AFL-CIO members. Ed spoke about the importance of organized labor, public education, the upcoming election, healthcare, and the issues specific to the citizens of Ohio. Watch ...

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Demonstrators stage a protest near the U.S. Supreme Court building, on the anniversary of the Citizens United decision, in Washington, January 20, 2012. Under the banner 'Occupy the Courts,' organizers expect thousands of people to rally on Friday at 150 courthouses to mark the second anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling that protesters say allows unlimited corporate campaign donations. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst   (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW CIVIL UNREST) - RTR2WKZP
29 Sep
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Bloomberg Poll: 78% Of Americans, Reps, Dems and Inds, Oppose Citizens United!

In a new Bloomberg Politics national poll, 78 percent of those responding said the Citizens United ruling should be overturned, compared with 17 percent who called it a good decision. Read the full article. “Wow. Wow. I’m stunned,” said David ...

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24 Sep
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“Right To Work” Is Wrong Being Introduced Next Month By Extremists In Ohio House

By D.C. DeWitt, Plunderbund In a letter to colleagues Wednesday, Brinkman asked for co-sponsors to private sector ‘right-to-work’ legislation he said he would soon be introducing. He noted that neighboring states Michigan and Indiana have already served this hemlock to ...

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