Author Archives: Jason Perlman

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30 Mar
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NEXT UP.. Young Workers Embrace The Movement

Ohio was well represented at the 2015 AFL-CIO NextUp Summit last weekend in Chicago. Over 1,000 young workers, union activists, and community partners from over 40 states and Puerto Rico, representing every sector of labor, attended the conference March 19th-22nd. ...

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27 Mar
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Urge Gov. Kasich To Veto More Voter Suppression in Ohio

Extreme Republicans in the Ohio Legislature are at it again. Over the last two sessions, Republicans in the Statehouse have slowly been chipping away at Ohioans right to vote and this latest move in the Transportation Budget continues that assault. ...

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Ohio AFL-CIO President Tim Burga speaks on Fast Track of TPP.
26 Mar
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Columbus Forum First of Many To Stop Fast Track of TPP

Wednesday, March 25 was the date for a public town hall meeting that focused on the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the effort by Big Business and others to push it through Congress by a “fast track” process, which means members of ...

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stopfasttrack
20 Mar
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Flawed Trade Deals Will Tarnish Obama’s Pro-Jobs Legacy, Ohio AFL-CIO Pres. Burga Stands Up For Workers

From AFL-CIO Blog Editor’s Note: In Cleveland yesterday, President Barack Obama delivered a major address on the economy, jobs, manufacturing, trade and Fast Track. Here’s Ohio AFL-CIO President Tim Burga’s response. President Obama has enacted policies that have benefited Ohio’s economy ...

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tppevents
19 Mar
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Join Sen. Sherrod Brown, OH AFL-CIO Pres. Tim Burga To Stop “Fast Track” of TPP

Congress is pushing legislation right now that would “Fast Track” the Trans-Pacific Partnership — a secretive agreement negotiated behind closed doors by government bureaucrats and more than 600 corporate lobbyists. It threatens everything you care about: democracy, jobs, the environment, ...

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18 Mar
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Statement by Ohio AFL-CIO President Tim Burga on President Obama’s Speech in Cleveland

Contact: Mike Gillis 216.334.9068 Cleveland, OH – President Obama has enacted policies that have benefited Ohio’s economy and helped strengthen our middle class.  His decision to rescue the auto industry has meant the world to many local economies across the ...

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16 Mar
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’15 Ohio Union Sportsmen’s Alliance Dinner Biggest Yet

“Nobody does it like Ohio.” That statement was made several times on Friday, March 13, 2015 as the Ohio AFL-CIO hosted it’s 3rd Annual Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) Dinner at the UA Local 189 Hall in Columbus, Ohio. Nearly 500 ...

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13 Mar
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Union Sportsmen’s Alliance Ohio State AFL-CIO Dinners Help Fund Ashland University’s Black Fork Wetlands Environmental Studies Center

New classroom ready for students of all ages Nashville, TN – November 6, 2014 –Ashland University’s new 1,200-square-foot Environmental Studies Center at the Black Fork Wetlands in Ashland, Ohio, is now ready for students to research wetlands first-hand thanks to ...

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13 Mar
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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
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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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