Author Archives: Jason Perlman

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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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23 Jun
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Greater Northwest Ohio AFL-CIO to Hold Press Conference Announcing Endorsement of Paula Hicks-Hudson for Mayor of Toledo

MEDIA ADVISORY for Wednesday June 24th, 2015 Contact: Mike Gillis, 216.334.9068 Unanimous vote on Monday paves way for endorsement of sitting mayor. Toledo, OH — On Wednesday the Greater Northwest Ohio AFL-CIO will hold a press conference announcing its endorsement ...

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22 Jun
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After four decades, it’s time to pay it forward on overtime

President Tim Burga’s Op-Ed as it appeared in The Toledo Blade Federal law that governs overtime, enacted in 1938, sets an income threshold below which salaried workers are guaranteed overtime pay. Although that threshold initially was adjusted for inflation every ...

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15 Jun
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Surprise, Surprise: Union Members Earn More Money

From AFL-CIO Blog Hat tip to Gawker’s Hamilton Nolan (also a new member of the Writers Guild of America, East), for lifting up the latest research that shows union members earn more money than their nonunion counterparts. Nolan writes: On ...

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12 Jun
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AFL-CIO Pres. Trumka: House Votes to Stand with Working Families on Trade

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka issued the following statement after the House of Representatives failed to advance the package of trade deals: “The House of Representatives has done the right thing, but the fight isn’t over. This is a significant day.  ...

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11 Jun
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Final Countdown to Stop TPP and Bad Trade Deals: Call Today

We’re in the home stretch to stop bad trade deals that lower our wages and ship our jobs overseas. But we need you to join us in taking action. We’re flooding our representatives’ phones today asking them to vote “No” ...

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04 Jun
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ICYMI: Portman Took $120K From Outsourcing Lobby Ahead Of Fast-Track Vote

Portman Raked in 6X Average Contribution from Pro-TPP Group COLUMBUS – U.S. Senator Rob Portman raked in nearly $120,000 in campaign cash — in just the first three months of this year — from corporate backers of the massive Pacific ...

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02 Jun
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Show Us The Text! Show Us The Jobs! #TPP

AFL-CIO Press Conference Ends with TPP Critics Being Locked Out of USTR New AFL-CIO ‘Show Us the Text, Show Us the Jobs’ Banner Displayed (Washington, DC, Tuesday, June 2) – Today, under the backdrop of a huge “Show Us the ...

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01 Jun
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Statement by Tri-County AFL-CIO Executive Secretary-Treasurer David E. Prentice on Summit County Council Resolution Against Fast Track/TPP

AKRON, OH – On Monday June 1st, The Summit County Council unanimously passed a resolution in opposition to “fast track” legislation currently before Congress.  “Fast track” legislation will give the Obama Administration authority to negotiate terms of the Trans-Pacific Partnership ...

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