Author Archives: Jason Perlman

13 Mar
0

Put American workers at the table in trade deals and keep them off the menu

By Tim Burga As Congress begins debate on whether to give President Obama unilateral authority to negotiate a new round of international trade agreements (“Fast Track” Trade Promotion Authority), Ohioans would be well served to look at the catastrophic results ...

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13 Mar
0

Statement of Ohio AFL-CIO President Tim Burga on the Passing of Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins

Contact: Mike Gillis                   216.334.9068   TOLEDO, OH – On the news of the passing of Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins, Ohio AFL-CIO President Tim Burga issued the following statement.  “The passing of Mayor Collins is a tremendous loss for ...

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13 Mar
0

Congressman Tim Ryan, Ohio AFL-CIO President Tim Burga to Hold Press Teleconference on TPP/Fast Track

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR WEDNESDAY JAN. 21, 2015 Contact: Mike Gillis, 216.334.9068   Congressman Tim Ryan and Ohio AFL-CIO President Tim Burga will hold a press teleconference on Wednesday Jan. 21st at 1pm to discuss the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Free Trade ...

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13 Mar
0

Ohio’s Minimum Wage to Increase on January 1st

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Mike Gillis @ 216.334.9068   Economic benefits of increase are clear, and more significant increases needed COLUMBUS, OH — On January 1, 2015, workers covered under Ohio’s minimum wage law will see a 15 cent increase ...

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IncomeEqualityOhiologo
06 Mar
0

Bill Burga Terrace To Be Constructed For Seniors in Need

March 5, 2015 – Steve Protulis, Executive Director of the Elderly Housing Development and Operations Corporation and Canton Mayor William Healy announced the development of a new affordable housing complex for seniors to be called “Bill Burga Terrace”. Bill Burga, ...

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stop_tpp
05 Mar
0

Mexican Union Leader: Stop TPP, Demand Real Labor Reforms

Written by: Gonzalo Salvador “As long as Mexican workers don’t have rights, workers in America are under threat.” With these words Napoleón Gómez Urrutia, president of the Mexican mine and metalworkers’ union Los Mineros, addressed the AFL-CIO Executive Council at ...

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treasure
04 Mar
0

Help Protect America’s Postal Service: Stop Four Ohio Centers From Closing

This week, ‘My Mail, My Ohio’ announced a unified effort to stop the closure of four regional mail facilities in Ohio. These closures will slow mail delivery, negatively impact small businesses and non-profit organizations, and have a devastating effect on ...

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stop_tpp
04 Mar
0

Trade Should Be Fair, Not Free

As Congress begins debate on whether to give President Obama unilateral authority to negotiate a new round of international trade agreements (“Fast Track” Trade Promotion Authority), Ohioans would be well served to look at the catastrophic results of recent such ...

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